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11 Aug

This Is What The Supermoon's 'Moonset' Looks Like From Space

Amid all the photos of this weekend's supermoon -- the biggest and brightest of 2014 -- one set of snapshots stands out: images of the supermoon setting behind the Earth taken from the International Space Station by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev.

Artemyev shared the jaw-dropping photos on Twitter and in a blog post with the understated title, "Full moon. Lunar orbit sunset (photo)."

Sunday night's massive moon was 14 percent closer to Earth and 30 percent brighter than other full moons of the year, NASA tweeted.

Lunar lovers, here's a Moon 101 primer:

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