PHOTOS: Supermoon Brightens The Night Sky All Over The World

11:38 AM, May 7, 2012   |    comments
  • The "supermoon" appears behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, south east of Athens, Greece, while tourists watch, on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year _ and appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)
  • The "supermoon" appears over Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday May 5, 2012. The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year _ and appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)
  • A fisherman casts a line from a jetty as the "supermoon" appears over the Atlantic Ocean, Saturday, May 5, 2012, near Bal Harbour, Fla. The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year _ and appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  • The May's full moon rises besided San Francisco Coit Tower in San Francisco on Saturday, May 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Frederic Larson, San Francisco Chronicle)
  • The "supermoon" appears behind the Mare shanty town complex in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year _ and appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
  • The "supermoon" appears above the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year _ and appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
  • A supermoon lights up Waikiki and Diamond Head Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Honolulu. A "supermoon" event happens when the moon is closest to the earth therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)
  • The "supermoon" appears behind statues of angels fixed at the St. Isaak's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, May 5, 2012. The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year _ and appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
  • The "supermoon" appears over the landmark Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, India, Saturday, May 5, 2012. The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year _ and appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)
  • The "supermoon" appears behind a steeple with crosses of an Orthodox church in the town of Novogrudok, 150 km (93 miles) west of Minsk, Belarus, late Saturday, May 5, 2012. The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year _ and appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
  • Supermoon in Kosovo's capital, Pristina. (AP/Visar Kryeziu)
  • Supermoon New Delhi (AP/Saurabh Das)
  • The Supermoon above Ayia Napa, Cyprus. (AP/Petros Karadjias)
  • The moon rises over Cultus Mountain Saturday evening May 5, 2012 in this view from Sunset Road near Chuckanut Drive in Skagit County, WA. The moon passed closer to earth than usual, appearing large as it rose over the horizon. (AP Photo/Scott Terrell, Skagit Valley Herald)
  • The moon above a Statue of Liberty replica in Pristina(AP/Visar Kryeziu)
  • Supermoon in the sky above Paris, Tex. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)
  • A supermoon lights up Waikiki and Diamond Head Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Honolulu. A "supermoon" event happens when the moon is closest to the earth therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)
  • The supermoon over Chico, Calif..(AP Photo/Jason Halley)
  • Supermoon above Walla Walla, Wash.(Matthew Zimmerman Banderas / AP)
  • Supermoon above Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday May 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press)
    
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Take a look at these photos, courtesy of the Associated Press, of this past weekend's "Supermoon", as seen all over the world.

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