At its perigee, the Moon is 17,000 miles closer than average. When a full moon is also at this point closest to Earth, it is called a "supermoon". Rising over a snow-covered Pawlet shortly after sunset, the February supermoon casts a warm glow so bright it almost appears to be a dim morning sun.

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Photographs from the Quiet Wilderness of Pawlet, Vermont by Ryan Van Meter

Photographs & Words © 2022 — Ryan Van Meter