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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 the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
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