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Washington, D.C.— Bill Ingalls/NASA / Getty Images
— Ringo Chiu / Zuma Press
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.
— Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
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
— Julio Cortez / AP
A supermoon rises in front of a replica of the Statue of Liberty sitting atop the Liberty Building.
— Aung Shine Oo / AP
The moon rises behind the Uppatasanti Pagoda in Naypyitaw.
— Nyein Chan Naing / EPA
The supermoon near the Buddha statue in Yangon.
— Jean-Paul Pelissier / Reuters
The full moon peeks out from behind Christmas lights in Marseille.
— Remy Gabalda / AFP - Getty Images
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.
— Danny Lawson / Zuma Press
The supermoon rises above Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire.
— Adi Weda / EPA
The moon glows over Jakarta.
United Arab Emirates
— Giuseppe Cacace / AFP - Getty Images
The moon sits in the sky over the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
— Mark Blinch / AP
The moon illuminates an otherwise gloomy skyline, just over the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario.
Lebanon— Wael Hamzeh / EPA