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Seeing A Deflated Supermoon Shrinks My Brain

That round mirror in the sky we call the moon got supersized this past weekend, but that doesn’t mean the supermoon looked bigger from everywhere! Because on the ISS, the supermoon looked more like a squishy, deflated, pruny moon.

Astronaut André Kuipers snapped a shot of the deflated supermoon when it was closest to Earth. According to Bad Astronomy, “the Earth’s atmosphere bends light from the moon, acting like a lens, pushing the bottom part of the moon up into the top.” Looks like a mushroom. Or a UFO. Or something from Star Wars. Anything but our moon. [Bad Astronomy]

Image: NASA

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