Photos: August’s Supermoon Over Boston

The August “supermoon’’ as seen from Peabody, MA.
The August “supermoon’’ as seen from Peabody, MA. –Barbara Hooper

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.


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