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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.

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

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

1. Gothenburg, Sweden

The supermoon rises over Fiskeback harbor outside of Gothenburg, Sweden.
AP Photo/Petros Karadjias

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

2. Belgrade, Serbia

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.
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

The supermoon rises over Chinese calligraphy on a sign that reads "Beijing".
AP Photo/Andy Wong

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

5. Athens, Greece

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

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

8. Monterrey, Mexico

The dome of the Metropolitan Cathedral with the supermoon in 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

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

12. New York, United States

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

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

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

A supermoon rises behind Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea.
Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters

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

18. Malaga, Spain

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

The Tower Bridge in London with the supermoon in the background.
Paul Hackett / Reuters

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

20. Tokyo, Japan

The supermoon is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo.
Toru Hanai / Reuters

The supermoon is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo.

21. Berlin, Germany

The supermoon rises behind Oberbaum Bridge as a train passes in Berlin.
Thomas Peter / Reuters

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

22. St. Petersburg, Russia

The supermoon is seen behind the Peter and Pawel Fortress in St. Petersburg.
Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters

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

23. Mdina, Malta

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