May 21, 2012
A 'supermoon' creates a dramatic backdrop for the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro May 6. The supermoon phenomenon occurs when the moon is slightly closer to Earth in its orbit than usual. It is most noticeable as a full moon.

CNS PHOTO | RICARDO MORAES, REUTERS

"Supermoon"

A "supermoon" creates a dramatic backdrop for the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro May 6.

The supermoon phenomenon occurs when the moon is slightly closer to Earth in its orbit than usual.

It is most noticeable as a full moon.