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Stunning Views as 'Supermoon' Orbits Closest to Earth Since 1948

The "supermoon" experienced today is extra special as it is the closest full moon to Earth since 1948 and there won't be another until 2034.

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The moon rises over the Arch in St. Louis, as seen from the Compton Hill Water Tower, Nov. 13.

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The supermoon sets behind the CN tower in Toronto.

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The 'supermoon' rises behind the Propylaea above the Ancient Acropolis hill in Athens.

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Image: The moon rises near Glastonbury Tor a day before the "supermoon" spectacle, in Glastonbury

The moon rises near Glastonbury Tor a day before the "supermoon" spectacle, in Glastonbury, Britain Nov. 13.

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A man stands on a balcony of a building of Madrid as the moon rises in background, on Nov. 13.

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Image: A Free Syrian army fighter sits on a pick-up truck mounted with a weapon, as the supermoon partly covered by clouds is seen in the background, in the west of the rebel-held town of Dael

A Free Syrian army fighter sits on a pick-up truck mounted with a weapon, as the partly covered "supermoon" is seen in the background, in the west of the rebel-held town of Dael, in Deraa Governorate, Syria.

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The "supermoon" is seen behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft set on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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A "supermoon" rises over the Rome's skyline.

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The moon rises beyond flags atop Fraser Hall on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kan., on Nov. 13, 2016.

Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches to witness the closest "supermoon" since 1948, at a distance of 221,524 miles creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon."

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A Southwest Airlines Flight arrives in San Diego as the "supermoon" rises on Nov. 13.
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People watch as a "supermoon" rises beyond a ferris wheel in Hong Kong on Nov. 14.
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The moon rises over the White House in Washington on Nov. 13.
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The moon rises behind the castle of Almodovar in Cordoba, southern Spain, on Nov. 13.
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A commercial jet flies in front of the moon as it approaches Heathrow airport in west London on Nov. 13.
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Visitors enjoy an unobstructed view of the spectacle as it ascends over the Lake Michigan shoreline in Milwaukee, Wis., on Nov. 13.
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The moon rises over Frankfurt, Germany on Nov. 14.
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Image: Viktoria with her laurel wreath against the full moon in Berlin

The figure of Viktoria with her laurel wreath on the victory column stands out against the full moon in Berlin, Germany, on Nov. 13.
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Image: A full moon rises behind a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin on the eve of the "supermoon" spectacle, Baikonur

The moon rises behind a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on Nov. 13.

Video: Watch Supermoon Light Up the Night Sky

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The "supermoon" shines in the sky above the town of Nagykanizsa, 208 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary.

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