A “supermoon” rises Saturday (May 5) over the Angel’s Gate lighthouse in San Pedro, Calif. The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year (2012), and it appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth.
The average distance of the moon from Earth is 237,700 miles (382,500 km).
See more moon photos in this series from the Daily Herald article.
Here’s the same supermoon over a lighthouse at Loctudy, France. More slides are found here from the National Geographic news.
And if you really like moons and lighthouses together, check out this Google Image Search.