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In Photos: The Supermoon, As Seen From Egypt

In Photos: The Supermoon, As Seen From Egypt

Kasr Al-Nil Bridge, Cairo. Photo: Gehad Hamdy
Kasr Al-Nil Bridge, Cairo. Photo: Gehad Hamdy

On Monday, the full moon came closer to the Earth than any other time since 1948. The phenomenon, known as a “supermoon,” allowed the moon to appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual.

Photographers watched the sky all around Egypt in hopes of capturing the supermoon shining brightly in various locations.

The supermoon behind the Great Pyramid of Giza. Photo: Georgina Cole
The supermoon behind the Great Pyramid of Giza. Photo: Georgina Cole
Supermoon over Old Cairo. Photo: Ahmad Shrief
Supermoon over Old Cairo. Photo: Ahmad Shrief

The supermoon as seen from Dahab, Egypt. Photo: Ahmad Shrief
The supermoon as seen from Dahab, Egypt. Photo: Ahmad Shrief
Supermoon above the Luxor Temple. Photo credit unknown
Supermoon above the Luxor Temple. Photo credit unknown
The supermoon over the Red Sea. Photo: Mohamed Salah El Din
The supermoon over the Red Sea. Photo: Mohamed Salah El Din

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