Stunning images capture sturgeon supermoon
The final supermoon of the year was caught on camera in amazing images from around the world.
In some photos, the supermoon appears with a reddish-orange hue. NASA notes this moon is also called the green corn moon.
Seen in France, Brazil, the U.S., Germany, Italy and elsewhere, the large, bright orb appears to fill an ink-black night sky.
The term "supermoon" is defined as either a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90% of perigee, its closest approach to Earth.
The sturgeon moon was forecast to impact the visibility of the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaked Friday and Saturday.
The Algonquin tribes gave this moon name "sturgeon" because big fish were easier to catch at this time of year in Great Lakes and other big bodies of water, according to the Maine Farmer's Almanac.
The next full moon will occur on Sept. 10, and is known as the harvest moon.