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Missed seeing Supermoon? Here's how the world gazed at the rare sighting

  • The last time the moon came this close to the earth was in 1948 so naturally yesterday’s Supermoon was a big event around the globe. Yesterday night, the moon was only 356,509 kilometers away from the earth which led NASA to coin the term “an extra-Supermoon” for this rare sighting. People from around the globe took to high-rise buildings, tourist landmarks and beaches to catch a glimpse of the Supermoon. Asia was the first to see the phenomena that send astronomy enthusiasts and photographers to the best viewing experience. In Australia, people came to locations with picnic mats and cameras to not miss the opportunity. Take a look at the Supermoon pictures from across the world
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    The last time the moon came this close to the earth was in 1948 so naturally yesterday’s Supermoon was a big event around the globe. Yesterday night, the moon was only 356,509 kilometers away from the earth which led NASA to coin the term “an extra-Supermoon” for this rare sighting. People from around the globe took to high-rise buildings, tourist landmarks and beaches to catch a glimpse of the Supermoon. Asia was the first to see the phenomena that send astronomy enthusiasts and photographers to the best viewing experience. In Australia, people came to locations with picnic mats and cameras to not miss the opportunity. Take a look at the Supermoon pictures from across the world

  • The moon rises behind the dome of the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Guwahati, India. According to Hindu Mythology, yesterday’s full moon is called Kartik Purnima and is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
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    The moon rises behind the dome of the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Guwahati, India. According to Hindu Mythology, yesterday’s full moon is called Kartik Purnima and is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

  • The Supermoon rose over the Dark Sky Community of Summit Sky Ranch in Silverthorne, Colo, with Evergreen trees getting silhouetted on the mountain top.
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    The Supermoon rose over the Dark Sky Community of Summit Sky Ranch in Silverthorne, Colo, with Evergreen trees getting silhouetted on the mountain top.

  • In Cairo, Egypt, the Supermoon rose over Saad Zaghloul statue, an Egyptian revolutionary and statesman.
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    In Cairo, Egypt, the Supermoon rose over Saad Zaghloul statue, an Egyptian revolutionary and statesman.

  • Two women took pictures of the full moon as it rose above Lisbon.
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    Two women took pictures of the full moon as it rose above Lisbon.

  • An extra large moon rose behind the Propylaia at the Acropolis hill in Athens.
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    An extra large moon rose behind the Propylaia at the Acropolis hill in Athens.

  • This picture from Southern Spain, of the moon rising behind the castle of Almodovar in Cordoba, is bound to take your breath away.
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    This picture from Southern Spain, of the moon rising behind the castle of Almodovar in Cordoba, is bound to take your breath away.

  • The moon above you and the streets below- This picture from New Jersey speaks a thousand words.
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    The moon above you and the streets below- This picture from New Jersey speaks a thousand words.

  • The Supermoon backdroped Russia's Soyuz-FG booster rocket with the Soyuz MS-03 space ship that will carry new crew to the International Space Station ISS installed at the launch pad at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
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    The Supermoon backdroped Russia's Soyuz-FG booster rocket with the Soyuz MS-03 space ship that will carry new crew to the International Space Station ISS installed at the launch pad at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

  • The Supermoon rose above an office building in Beijing, China.
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    The Supermoon rose above an office building in Beijing, China.

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