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Supermoon rises over Paso Robles 

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The “supermoon” as photographed by Trisha Butcher over Paso Robles Sunday night.

‘Supermoon’ photographed over Paso Robles

This weekend saw the biggest and brightest full moon of the year over Paso Robles as the shining sphere swings closer to Earth than usual.

The “supermoon” appears to be 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than normal. It’s the outcome of a cosmic quirk as the moon orbits within about 222,000 miles of our planet.

Some observers may think the moon looks more dazzling, but it’s actually an optical illusion. The glowing disc is simply larger on the horizon next to trees and buildings.

Don’t worry if you missed it Saturday and Sunday nights. The supermoon’s effect should still linger until at least Tuesday.

Readers are welcome to submit photos of the “supermoon” to

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