Watch Supermoon sightings images around the globe

Chexbres, Switzerland  

The supermoon peeks behind the Swiss Alps' mountain range. There is an average difference of 7% in size and 15% in brightness between a supermoon and a full moon. 

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Taiyuan, Shanxi Province of China 

As the supermoon rises over residential buildings, spectators admire the view

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Saint-Nazaire, France 

The full moon known as "Buck Moon" is seen behind a lighthouse 

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Verona, New Jersey  

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The Development  

Despite years of delays, the telescope and its gigantic gold mirror finally launched on December 25 after years of delays.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

The supermoon is seen above an airplane passing overhead. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, July is "buck moon" month because the antlers of male deer (bucks) are fully developed. 

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Consuerga, Spain via ZUMAPRESS

In this picture, we see the biggest supermoon of the year rising behind a windmill on Wednesday evening