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Drink Break | Photograph by Abhijit Dutta
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“Coalitions of adult males is a common phenomenon in the African Savannah. It works superbly in their favor in terms of hunting success, keeping territory and also taking over prides and hunting grounds from aging males,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Abhijit Dutta. “This pair of brothers was patrolling the boundaries of their territory in the Maasai Mara when they stopped for a drinking break.”

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Hike Before Sunrise | Photograph by Aya O. (@labyrinthiansmile)
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“We started hiking at 3AM to make it to the lava fields for the sunrise light,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Aya O. “Here we are just before sunrise at 5:05AM with Kaleo Kai (@kaleo_kai) on the horizon.” This image was selected for the December 8, 2017 Daily Dozen by Your Shot producer Matt Adams (@themattadams). To see other editor’s favorites, go to the link in our profile.

“The silhouette here is excellent, but it’s that small detail of the burst of red-orange lava popping out of the ground that really caught my eye in this photo. I love how the image has weight on both sides of it, the person to the right and the lava on the left. Hiking before sunrise was the right call here!” — @natgeoyourshot Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams)

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Top Shot: One Big Happy Family | Photograph by Assaf Gavra (@assaf_gavra)
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#YourShotPhotographer Assaf Gavra took the advantage of using a photography hide to capture this moment of a mallard family forming one perfect line. Hides are used by wildlife photographers to get close to their subjects without alerting the animals to their presence. This image, taken in Budapest, Hungary, was selected for the December 8, 2017 Daily Dozen by Your Shot producer Matt Adams (@themattadams).

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Go the link in our profile to see more editor’s favorites.

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In Suspense | Photograph by Eric Harris (@danger_cake)
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Your Shot photographer Eric Harris calls Vancouver "one of the most visually inspiring places I've ever been." Seen here on the Capilano Suspension Bridge, he says the secret to this well-composed shot was sticking around when rain scared off other tourists. "When the crowds left," he says, "the park came alive with wildlife and the simple sounds of nature."

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

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Under My Umbrella | Photograph by Daniel Arranz
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An umbrella betrays its holder in George Town, Malaysia. This part of town is known as Little India, as it is home to many Indian emigrants. Little India features the oldest Hindu temple in the state of Penang, as well as many Malaysian Indian restaurants.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

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Hello Mom | Photograph by Andrew Schoeman
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“During a rain storm in Botswana, this pride of lions briefly stopped their hunting to regroup, and the two cubs took this opportunity to get a cuddle from their mom,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Andrew Schoeman. “A few minutes later, it was back to business and the pride started to move again.”

Join @natgeowild for the ONLY week dedicated to nature’s fiercest felines. #bigcatweek starts Sunday December 10, 2017 at 9/8c on the @natgeochannel. From the lions in Kenya to the snow leopards in the Himalaya, the big cats of the world are in trouble. Go to the link in our profile and share your photos using the hashtag #bigcats, and help @natgeo save big cats.

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Seaside Drive | Photograph by Alper Uke (@alperuke)
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A classic car drives along the Malecón, a five-mile roadway and sea wall along the coast, in Havana, Cuba.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

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Mine, Not Yours | Photograph by Sergey Zlatkov
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A jackal scares away a scavenging bird during a harsh Bulgarian winter. According to #YourShotPhotographer Sergey Zlatkov, the jackal had been feasting on a dead animal nearby, and didn't want to share.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

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A Tall Job | Photograph by Teovel Iradon (@iradonteovel)
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A worker cleans windows at the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai — the tallest building in the world. Taken in February, the photograph illustrates the low-level winter clouds that gather at sunrise.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

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Curves | Photograph by Ian Nelson (@iannelsonimages)
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“I spotted a moray eel while free-diving off the coast of Maui. I followed the eel from a distance, watching it slither through the reef peering into each dark hole it came across,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Ian Nelson. “Finally, the eel found what it was looking for, and darted its head into a dark hole and started aggressively attacking. Dark ink shot out and octopus legs begin reaching out of the hole. Out came an octopus darting away from the eel right toward my lens, pausing briefly in front of me before darting off again.”

“The ballet of the blue is expressed in this octopus. I am a huge fan of this extraordinary still that describes an unfathomable range of fluid motion.” — @natgeo Explorer and Creative Conservationist Asher Jay (@earthheiress)

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Fun | Photograph by Matthew Tufts (@matthew_tufts)
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“’It doesn’t have to be fun to be fun.’ That’s probably one of my favorite quotes to live by,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Matthew Tufts. “After dirtbagging it in my truck at a Revelstoke truck stop for the month of December and skiing perfect ‘cold smoke’ backcountry, I went south to Washington to ski around Rainier. This shot was taken at the very popular summer photo destination, Reflection Lake. I didn’t see another soul but was greeted with a storm of the wettest, heaviest (worst) snow of the year. Digging this pit was quite ‘fun.’”

@natgeo photographer Robbie Shone (@shonephoto) is curating a new @natgeoyourshot assignment “Wow! What an Adventure” where he is inviting you to share your own unique adventures. To share your photos and stories with Robbie Shone, go to the link in our profile.

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Top Shot: Take and Shake | Photograph by Steve Ellwood
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“After diving into the water, an Osprey always give a good shake or two to get the water out of their feathers,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Steve Ellwood. “This bird had a successful dive and was off to enjoy a meal.” This image was selected for the December 7, 2017 Daily Dozen by Your Shot producer Matt Adams (@themattadams).

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Go the link in our profile to see more editor’s favorites.

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The Bond of Love | Photograph by Camilla Tombari (@_deeph._)
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“Being in the water with these gentle giants, and witnessing the bond of love between this mom and calf makes you realize how close they are to us in showing their emotions and in caring for their little ones,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Camilla Tombari. “Whales are extraordinary, and they need to be protected along with all the other creatures that inhabit our oceans. They are very important for our own existence.”

“Not an easy image to capture at all. I enjoy seeing how close the subjects are, and that bit of space you gave to the left and right side of the frame. Really wonderfully moment captured here.” — @natgeoyourshot Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams)

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[ #TBT From December 7, 2016 ] Top Shot: Morning Views | Photograph by Izabela & Dariusz Mitręga (@bonnie_242)
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Your Shot photographers Izabela & Dariusz Mitręga woke up at 6AM to capture this image of morning mist rolling over the village of Božanov. By using a slow shutter speed, they were able to photograph the mist appearing as if it was a blanket covering the land. Božanov is a village in the Czech Republic near the border of Poland.

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Go the link in our profile to see more editor’s favorites.

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Top Shot: Break of Day | Photograph by Marvin Evasco
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“Beautiful sunrise from Niagara Falls. The cold season is my favorite time to visit and catch beautiful sunrises from this place,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Marvin Evasco. “This vantage point offers a closer look of the falls and to see the beautiful sun reflection on the water. It’s a great experience and a magical moment.” This image was selected for the December 6, 2017 Daily Dozen by Your Shot producer Matt Adams (@themattadams).

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Go the link in our profile to see more editor’s favorites.

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I Live for Passion | Photograph by Marián Krivošík (@foto_majky
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“Go your own way, free yourselves from all restrictions and enjoy the little things,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Marián Krivošík. “The best joys of life are still free.”

“The adventure awaits! I love how you captured this with the gorgeous landscape in the background. The headlight as added light makes for a nice detail in this photograph.” ­— @natgeoyourshot Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams)

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Annual Tradition | Photograph by Daniel Angulo
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“Once a year, this group of friends get together to plan and execute very challenging skydives which brings out the best of them: the training, the effort, the focus, the time, the adrenaline,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Daniel Angulo. “Jump after jump, you can see and sense the collective happiness. We live for this. We are a family and are happy to fly together.”

@natgeo photographer Robbie Shone (@shonephoto) is curating the new @natgeoyourshot assignment “Wow! What an Adventure” where he is inviting “you to share your own unique adventures. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an epic, swinging-on-a-rope-in-a-black-pit type of adventure. Maybe getting married or having children has been an adventure for you. Maybe you are the first person in your family to graduate from college. Maybe you have swum with dolphins or driven across the country on vacation. Or maybe you have seen the world from the top of Mount Everest. I look forward to going on this adventure with you…”
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To share your adventure with Robbie Shone, go to the link in our profile.

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Top Shot: Clouds of Winter | Photograph by Piotr Skrzypiec (@piotrskrzypiec9198)
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"A sea of clouds is a common phenomenon in Ljubljana Basin,“ writes #YourShotPhotographer Piotr Skrzypiec. "In the winter, cold air stops in the bottom of a huge valley surrounded by the high Alps and plateaus of the Balkan peninsula. In this freezing winter morning, St. Andrew's church in nearby Horjul suddenly appeared over the misty surface, decorated with some mountains-islands breaking through the sea of clouds.” This image was selected for the December 5, 2017 Daily Dozen by Your Shot producer Matt Adams (@themattadams).

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Go the link in our profile to see more editor’s favorites.

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Another World | Photograph by Marc Henauer (@marc_henauer)
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“This is [from] a time of transition when two seasons intersect. Spring begins before winter ends, giving this magical scene,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Marc Henauer. “Green Lake (Grüner See) is located in Tragöss, Austria. In the spring, the snowmelt raises the lake levels about 10 meters. This phenomenon, which only lasts for a few weeks, covers the hiking trails, meadows, and trees. The result is magical for diving landscapes.”

“I love, love, love this photo Marc; this is one of my favorite Your Shot images. The first word that comes to my mind: magical. I agree with Your Shot user Jacqueline Sinclair (@jacquelinesinclair): "Beautiful! Great portrayal of another world, soon to be forgotten as everything comes up for air once the water recedes." Your photo takes me far, far away from all the negativity, hate, and war being reported in the news every day, and fills my imagination with world of love and happiness.” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)

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She Said Yes | Photograph by Stefan F. (@wheresyourhead.at)
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“Being together for over five years, I wanted to take the next step,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Stefan F. “Whenever we travel, we usually do a few ‘us hugging while looking at stuff’ self-portraits, so this proposal had to be a special one. On our trip to Chile, I had the ring constantly in my pocket, waiting for the perfect landscape to take a self-timed shot. Here it is — she said yes! :)”

@natgeo photographer Robbie Shone (@shonephoto) is curating the new @natgeoyourshot assignment called “Wow! What an Adventure” where he is inviting “you to share your own unique adventures. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an epic, swinging-on-a-rope-in-a-black-pit type of adventure. Maybe getting married or having children has been an adventure for you. Maybe you are the first person in your family to graduate from college. Maybe you have swum with dolphins or driven across the country on vacation. Or maybe you have seen the world from the top of Mount Everest. I look forward to going on this adventure with you…”
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To share your adventures with Robbie Shone, go to the link in our profile.

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Top Shot: Through the Fern | Photograph by Valentin Laurentziu
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“Absolutely love the composition of this,” commented #YourShotPhotographer Kay R. (@thekaydays). “What a moment! The green mixed with the warm fall colors are such a nice touch too.” Your Shot Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams) selected this image of a red deer stag making his way through the fern for the December 4, 2017 Daily Dozen.

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Go the link in our profile to see more editor’s favorites.

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Doha, Qatar | Photograph by Fariha N.
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“As I looked outside the plane window while taking a connecting flight from Doha, Qatar, I was in awe of the grandeur of the city. I have never seen a larger than life view of a city like this before,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Fariha N. “It is iconic, and gives future generations a glimpse of the innovative city architecture of today’s urban world.”

“I cannot believe that The Pearl-Qatar is an artificial island. I love that you are sharing an aerial perspective, exhibiting the grandeur of this man-made achievement. This is unbelievable. There is a lot to explore and analyze in this frame. It feels like the result of real life SimCity video game, costing billions of dollars. Though I do wonder, will climate change impact this island in 100 years… will it even still be there?” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)

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Sunrise | Photograph by Rómulo Rejón
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“We spent the night close to Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia to arrive very early the [next] morning, and to be able to walk and take pictures before sunrise. The landscape and light was even more incredible that I had imagined,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Rómulo Rejón. “There was a moment when, as hard as it may sound for a photographer, I stopped taking pictures and I just stood there to be and breathe.”

“The sheer expanse of space coupled with beautiful light makes this an EPIC photograph. I particularly like the casual posture of the figure walking off into the vast wilderness. It’s going to be a really, really long walk, isn’t it? Great frame!” — @natgeo photographer Robbie Shone (@shonephoto)

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Top Shot: Adagio | Photograph by David Bouscarle (@davidbouscarle)
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“I woke up very early to capture the light on these beautiful mountains on the Isle of Skye in Scotland; you can see the Trotternish Ridge,” writes Your Shot David Bouscarle. “I had already [visited] the day before, but I had no chance. This time, the weather was very lenient. I used a telephoto lens, and some graduated neutral density and polarized filters to increase the contrast.” This image was selected for the December 1, 2017 Daily Dozen by Your Shot producer Matt Adams (@themattadams).

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Go the link in our profile to see more editor’s favorites. #YourShotPhotographer

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Icy Blues | Photograph by Zhu Xiao
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An ice hiker pauses in an ice cave on Lake Baikal, in eastern Siberia. With depths plummeting to 5,387 feet, Lake Baikal is the world's deepest lake — and it holds more water than all the Great Lakes combined. In winter, it can freeze into ice 1-4 feet thick, and caves form curtains of ice like the ones seen in this photo.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

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Winter Wave | Photograph by Eduardo Teixeira de Sousa
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A winter wave crashes against a lighthouse near Porto, Portugal. Your Shot photographer Eduardo Teixeira de Sousa lives nearby, and he knew the shot he wanted to get when he visited that day. "I was in a tricky position as I could not possibly go further without entering the risk area," he remembers. "I had to keep on my toes for a while until the right one came—but I knew it would come!"

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

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Sticks and Stripes | Photograph by Thomas Tran
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In Tay Ninh, a province in southwestern Vietnam, a woman lays out layers of incense sticks to dry. To keep the colorful sticks from warping, workers must rotate them and monitor the temperature and humidity around them.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

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Flocking Together | Photograph by Kant Liang
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A flock of pied falconets gathers on a tree branch in Wuyuan, Jiangxi, China. The small birds are only about 6-8 inches in size, and they feed on everything from insects to small rodents in their forest homes.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

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Parisian Fireworks | Photograph by Panayotis Pantzartzidis
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Fireworks explode behind the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, on Bastille Day. Celebrated on July 14th, the national holiday remembers the turning point of the French Revolution: the storming of the Bastille.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

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Moody Moonrise | Photograph by Tim Durkan (@timdurkan)
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“I was born and raised in the Seattle, Washington area and love photographing the city I call home. One of my favorite subjects to photograph is, of course, the Space Needle! But when the Needle and moon come in close proximity — I get really excited!,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Tim Durkan. “July 9, 2017 was no different as the full moon rose after sunset and took on quite the moody appearance behind some clouds. After some careful preparation, I positioned myself to get a decent shot of a ‘Moody Moonrise’ and the Space Needle :)”

December 3, 2017 will mark the first — and last — full supermoon of 2017. What is referred to as a Cold Moon, this full moon will be relatively close to Earth and will appear about 7% larger and 16% brighter than usual. Check out our Instagram Story to learn more from @natgeo’s Skywatching Guide.

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