PHOTOS: Super-moon hovers over Austin-area

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A super-sized moon filled the sky Sunday night.

According to NASA, the moon was 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than average making it the closest full moon in the 21st century. This will be last time the moon is this close to Earth until the year 2034.

This moon is especially ‘super’ for two reasons: it is the only supermoon this year to be completely full, and it is the closest moon to Earth since 1948. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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