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    Updated on Aug 22, 2020. Posted on Aug 11, 2014

    24 Mesmerizing Pictures Of The Supermoon From Around The World

    Sunday night people all across the world witnessed the supermoon, the largest and closest full moon of the year.

    The "supermoon" phenomenon occurs when the moon is near the horizon.

    MANDEL NGAN/AFP / Getty Images

    The moon is 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full moons of the year, according to NASA.

    1. Gothenburg, Sweden

    AP Photo/Petros Karadjias

    The supermoon rises over Fiskeback harbor outside of Gothenburg, Sweden.

    2. Belgrade, Serbia

    AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

    The supermoon rises in the sky in front of The Pobednik ("The Victor"), a distinctive symbol of Belgrade built at the Kalemegdan citadel to mark victory in the first World War.

    3. Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy

    AP Photo?Domenico Stinellis

    4. Beijing, China

    AP Photo/Andy Wong

    The supermoon rises over Chinese calligraphy on a sign that reads "Beijing".

    5. Athens, Greece

    AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

    The supermoon rises in the sky in front of the Apollo's temple at ancient Corinth, about 50 miles southwest of Athens.

    6. Hong Kong

    AP Photo/Vincent Yu

    7. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP / Getty Images

    The supermoon descends behind Brazil's Nossa Senhora da Penha church.

    8. Monterrey, Mexico

    Daniel Becerril / Reuters

    The dome of the Metropolitan Cathedral with the supermoon in Monterrey, Mexico.

    9. Caracas, Venezuela

    Jorge Silva / Reuters

    10. Havana, Cuba

    Enrique De La Osa / Reuters

    11. Quebec, Canada

    Chris Wattie / Reuters

    The Peace Tower on Ottawa's Parliament Hill, as seen from Gatineau, Quebec.

    12. New York, United States

    Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

    People watch the supermoon rise over the skyline of New York from the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, N.J.

    13. Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Enrique Marcarian / Reuters

    14. Bangkok, Thailand

    Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters

    15. Washington, D.C., United States

    AP Photo/Alex Brandon

    The supermoon is seen as it rises through the clouds behind the bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford atop the U.S. Capitol.

    16. Warsaw, Poland

    AP Photo/Alik Keplicz

    The supermoon rises above a Jesus Christ statue in front of the Holy Cross church in Warsaw.

    17. Suwon, South Korea

    Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters

    A supermoon rises behind Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea.

    18. Malaga, Spain

    Jon Nazca / Reuters

    The supermoon rising, shot from the Sierra de las Nieves nature park and biosphere reserve between El Burgo and Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain.

    19. London, U.K.

    Paul Hackett / Reuters

    The Tower Bridge in London with the supermoon in the background.

    20. Tokyo, Japan

    Toru Hanai / Reuters

    The supermoon is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo.

    21. Berlin, Germany

    Thomas Peter / Reuters

    The supermoon rises behind Oberbaum Bridge as a train passes in Berlin.

    22. St. Petersburg, Russia

    Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters

    The supermoon is seen behind the Peter and Pawel Fortress in St. Petersburg.

    23. Mdina, Malta

    Darrin Zammit Lupi / Reuters

    The supermoon rises behind the cathedral in Mdina, Malta's ancient capital city, in the centre of the island.

    24. Sydney, Australia

    David Gray / Reuters

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