People from across the globe took to rooftops, hills, observatories and beaches to get a glimpse of the closest supermoon to Earth in almost seven decades, and snap photos of the event.
The unusually big and bright moon appeared at its most impressive as night fell but many moon gazers were able to see the supermoon loom in the sky anywhere in the world shortly after sunset.
The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee — its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit.
It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 221,524 miles, creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon."
Here are photos of the supermoon from around the globe.
Jose Luis Gonzalez
Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters
Agence France-Presse contributed text to this report.
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