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Stargazers in Wauwatosa were treated to an astronomical event of significance this past week as a particularly big and bright moon made its appearance.

The full moon that graced the skies Nov. 13-14 was also a so-called supermoon because it reached the peak of its full phase -- Monday morning, Nov. 14 -- when the moon was at its closest point of approach in its orbit around earth. Space.com says the supermoon was the closest and brightest supermoon of 2016 and also the largest since 1948. NASA says the full moon won't come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034.

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