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PHOTOS: Supermoon lights up night sky around the world

June 24, 2013 15:28 IST

PHOTOS: Supermoon lights up night sky around the world

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We present a set of pictures from around the world to show how the amazing 'super moon' enthralled the world last night.

A supermoon rises over the temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas, in CapeSounion some 60 km east of Athens. On Sunday, a perigee moon coincided with a full moon creating a "supermoon" when it will pass by the earth at its closest point in 2013.

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Photographs: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

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The moon is seen rising behind the Mar Elias Greek Orthodox Monastery in Jerusalem.

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Photographs: Darren Whiteside/Reuters

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The moon rises behind the street lamp in St Petersburg.

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Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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The moon rises behind the Peter and Pawel Fortress in St Petersburg.

In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, the 'supermoon' is seen with the Epcot center geodesic sphere in the foreground at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

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Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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A perigee moon, rises behind wind turbines near Palm Springs, California. The moon appears especially big and bright during this once-a-year cosmic event as the full moon is at its closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit.

The perigee side of its orbit is about 31,000 miles closer than the opposite, or apogee, side. The bright light of the full moon also hides all but the brightest meteors of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, the remnant debris trail of Halley's Comet.

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Photographs: David McNew/Getty Images

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A plane passes in front of the haze obscured ' Supermoon' over Singapore. The haze eased Sunday with PSI levels stable in the 'moderate' range after a week of record highs. Singapore officials announced they would pursue any local companies found to be involved in the forest fires in Indonesia.

 


Photographs: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

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