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Bay Area Supermoon Photos

This year's supermoon, or full moon closest to the earth, occurred on May 5. NASA scientists expected it to appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons during 2012.

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  1. Here's a look at the supermoon through photos taken in the Bay Area:
  2. Moon Rise - "Super Moon" - over Golden Gate Bridge
    Moon Rise - "Super Moon" - over Golden Gate Bridge
  3. Super Moon Over San Francisco (IMG_3714)
    Super Moon Over San Francisco (IMG_3714)
  4. Supermoon over Port of Oakland
    Supermoon over Port of Oakland
  5. Supermoon 2012 - Bay Bridge
    Supermoon 2012 - Bay Bridge
  6. Of course, not everyone was impressed by what they saw.
  7. And the hype around the supermoon - like the phenomenon itself - didn't last forever.
  8. For background on the supermoon, check out KQED's News Fix blog.
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