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19 Times The Moon Looked Mental Last Night

Last night’s moon rose at its closest possible approach to Earth. Did you see the supermoon? Add your photo in the comments.

1. Occurring when a full moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the supermoon results in a larger-than-usual appearance of the lunar disk.

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The supermoon rises over houses in Olvera, in the southern Spanish province of Cadiz, July 12, 2014.

2. Last night photographers around the world captured a spectacular supermoon.

3. WOW!!!!

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4. According to NASA, supermoons can appear as much as 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than regular full moons.

5. They are most spectacular in the minutes after they rise.

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“#SuperMoon rising tonight in #NYC.” — @isardasorensen

— EverythingNYC (@EverythingNYC)
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Antares the night before launch w/ the #supermoon rising in the background. @nasa #nasasocial https://t.co/HQfY8PCMj4

— Anthony Quintano (@AnthonyQuintano)
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Tonight's #Supermoon in the arms of a pine tree from Ottawa, Canada. https://t.co/92xRHwitOg

— Andrew Symes (@FailedProtostar)
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“Supermoon rises over Lower Manhattan in New York City.” — @GaryHershorn

— EverythingNYC (@EverythingNYC)
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WATCH: Supermoon rises over ancient temple in Greece http://t.co/PZ9Ijn0Wk4

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe)
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Aircraft passes in front of a Supermoon rising over the Rideau Canal in Ottawa July 12, 2014.

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A man takes a photo of the Supermoon phenomenon from a bridge over 42nd St. in the Manhattan.

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The Supermoon rises over downtown Kansas City, Missouri July 12, 2014.

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Jon Nazca / Reuters

A stork is silhouetted against the Supermoon in its nest in downtown Arriate, in the southern Spanish province of Malaga early July 13, 2014.

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Carlo Allegri / Reuters

People stand and look at the Supermoon phenomenon from a bridge over 42nd St. in the Manhattan borough of New York July 11, 2014.

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Carlo Allegri / Reuters

People stand and look at the Supermoon phenomenon from a bridge over 42nd St. in the Manhattan borough of New York July 11, 2014.

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Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

A Supermoon rises in the sky above Manhattan and One World Trade Center, as seen from the Eagle Rock Reservation in New Jersey July 12, 2014.

Did you see the Supermoon? Add your photo in the comments below.

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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
 
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