Supermoon in Pictures

Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches to witness the largest supermoon since 1948. Astronomy enthusiasts saw Earth’s satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset.

The moon rises over the Chicago Harbour Light on the eve of the peak supermoon. Photograph: Jerry Lai/DDP USA/Barcroft Images
A nearly full moon rises above the Valley near Mexican Hat, Utah, US
Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA
The blood-red moon rises above the Berlin, Germany
Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA
A full moon rises over Rome’s skyline
Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/AP
The super full moon shining in the sky above the town, 208 kms southwest of Budapest
Photograph: Gyorgy Varga/EPA
The full moon rises through the Propylaia of the ancient Acropolis hill, Greece
Photograph: Yannis Kolesidis/EPA
A supermoon sets over the skyline of Brisbane, Australia early morning
Photograph: Dan Peled/EPA
The supermoon is seen over the Galata tower Istanbul, Turkey
Photograph: Yagiz Karahan/Reuters
The supermoon rises over Russia’s Soyuz-FG booster rocket with the Soyuz MS-03 spaceship that will carry new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) Kazakhstan
Photograph: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP
A Virgin America Airlinespassenger plane flies in front of the full moon on its way to LAX airport
Photograph: Chiu/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock

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