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Only supermoon of 2017 lights up the world's best-known landmarks
Stunning pictures show the spectacular phenomenon, which has only occurred once this year, rising across the world's skies.
An aircraft crosses the moon after taking off from Ronald Reagan National Airport on Dec. 3, 2017.
The full Moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons. The remaining two will occur on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018.
Californians watch as the supermoon rises.
This particular supermoon is also known as a ''Full Cold Moon'' in the chillier northern hemisphere, because it happens in December, which is the start of cold temperatures.
The moon rises behind the U.S. Capitol and the Jefferson Memorial.
A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the point at which the moon's orbit is closest to Earth. This is the only supermoon of 2017.
Buffalo, New York
A supermoon rises in front of a replica of the Statue of Liberty sitting atop the Liberty Building.
The moon rises behind the Uppatasanti Pagoda in Naypyitaw.
The supermoon near the Buddha statue in Yangon.
The full moon peeks out from behind Christmas lights in Marseille.
According to NASA, this month's supermoon, seen here in Trebons-sur-la Grasse, appeared 7 percent bigger and was 16 percent brighter to the naked eye.
The supermoon rises above Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire.
The moon glows over Jakarta.
United Arab Emirates
The moon sits in the sky over the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
The moon illuminates an otherwise gloomy skyline, just over the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario.
The moon is visible even before total nightfall in Beirut on Dec. 2.