The spectacular Full Snow Moon over Washington, D.C.

NASA, who provides jaw-dropping visuals of the Earth and outer space every day, has outdone itself with a photo in our very own backyard.

A United States Marine Corps helicopter is seen flying through this scene of the full moon and the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, from Arlington National Cemetery. View bigger. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

It captured last night’s full snow moon in dramatic fashion as it rose over the Capitol.

Is a snapshot not enough for you? Check out this excellent time lapse of the moon rising over the Capitol, courtesy WeatherBug media...

Related links: The Full Snow Moon comes Tuesday, and see the far side...

Why did the moon appear so big? (WJLA Weather blog, Bob Ryan)

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.


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