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YOUR PHOTOS: Sunday's Supermoon closest of the year

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Monday, August 11, 2014, 12:18 PM - Stargazers who missed the July 12 Supermoon got another chance to see the bright lunar phenomenon on Sunday.

The August Supermoon is one of the largest and brightest full moons of the year.

"The moon goes through a regular set of phases every month or so - full moon, half moon, crescent moon, new moon and then back through them to full again - but every now and then, we hear about a Supermoon," says Weather Network digital meteorologist Scott Sutherland.

So what is a Supermoon?

Supermoons, also called "perigee moons," take place when the moon becomes full at the same time it makes its closest pass by us in its orbit around Earth. As a result, the moon appears bigger and brighter than usual. Read a detailed analysis from Sutherland here.

If you missed it, not to worry, a third Supermoon is expected September 9.


SEE YOURSELF (or the Supermoon) ON TELEVISION!: Every hour at :02, :12, :22, :32, :42 and :52 we feature the best viewer-submitted photos. Tune in to see if your photo is featured. | UPLOAD HERE


Spectators from around the world captured the phenomenon Sunday, including hundreds of Canadians that sent their photos to theweathernetwork.com.

Thank you to everyone for your submissions, we've highlighted some of the best (this was not an easy decision) right here:

"Supermoon" - Bruce Inch, Hamilton, Ontario

"Supermoon on St-Lawrence" - Jacko Otter, Cornwall, Ontario

"Where Waters Flow" - Tara Little-Pettifor, Calgary, Alberta

"Super moon from Burlington" - Ugo Troccoli, Burlington, Ontario

"SuperMoon2" - Robert Lee, Chief Peguis Trail, Winnipeg

"Supermoon" - Beth Morehouse, Zealand, New Brunswick

"SuperMoon Shines"- Chris Parlow, Richmond, B.C.

"SuperMoon" - Billie Harlow-Mortimer, Campbell River, B.C.

"As the Sun sets, here comes Supermoon" - Venkat Chamarti, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

"SuperMoon Sunday" - Danny Boy, Port Bruce Provincial Park, Aylmer, Ontario

"Super moon with super zoom" - Stuart Milliner, Calgary, Alberta

"Supermoon and Lamplight" - Van Christou, location unknown

"Super moon August 10, 2014" - Linda Morris Morris, Kingston, Ontario

"Big Moon in the sky" - Rachel Chiasson, Maltais, New Brunswick

"Super Moon over Trinity Bellwoods Park" - Don Christie, Toronto, Ontario


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