Super Moon Over Orlando On Its Perigee; Larger Than Life [Pic Gallery]

The moon rose over Orlando on May 5th, reaching its perigee, or closest approach to earth, this evening and spectators were out in force at Lake Eola.

The during the moon's perigee, it was also a full moon, an astronomical illusion made the moon appear larger than it really is. It began to rise at 7:55pm over the east-southeast horizon as a bright orange disk before rising fulling as a granite shining crater pot-marked celestial satellite of earth.

We counted about 25 other photographers around Lake Eola's northwest coast in downtown Orlando.

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