What’s so special about the Supermoon? Nothing, if you’re astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson.
Yes, he’s technically correct that the supermoon is a normal event, but he’s also being a bit of a stick in the mud. Everyone else is enamored with the bright, slightly larger version of the moon that swung through Boston’s sky Sunday evening.
Above is a photo of the moon taken by Peabody resident Barbara Hooper. Below are some of our favorite shots of August’s supermoon, shared by New Englanders on social media.
Spectators watch as a plane passes near the Super Moon from Brookline, MA. Stephen Walsh photo pic.twitter.com/oJZBHEOZiX— Stephen Walsh (@firephoto161) August 11, 2014
Super Moon rising over Boston. Stephen Walsh photo pic.twitter.com/oDGOghPaGL— Stephen Walsh (@firephoto161) August 10, 2014
run for your lives, the supermoon rises over boston! https://t.co/zZwOv9oAIV— rob c (@rcolonna) August 11, 2014