Well, now I feel bad: when I deflated the Supermoon stuff over the weekend, I swear I didn't mean it literally!
This amazing shot was taken by astronaut AndrÃ© Kuipers from the International Space Station on May 5, 2012, as the perigee full Moon set behind the Earth's limb. The Earth's atmosphere bends light from the Moon, acting like a lens, pushing the bottom part of the Moon up into the top.
Science once again saves me from embarrassment. I was pretty sure the Moon wouldn't take it personally.
Image credit: ESA/NASA
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