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14 Out-Of-This-World Photos Of Friday's Blue Moon

♬ Blue Mooooooooooooooon ♬

Posted on August 1, 2015, at 12:40 p.m. ET

1. On Friday night, for the second time in July, there was a full moon -- a phenomenon known as a blue moon.

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2. It was the first blue moon since 2012 -- and the last until 2018.

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3. As the sun set, the moon rose slowly over New York City's iconic skyline.

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4. It crept up next to the Statue of Liberty...

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5. And resulted in this stunning shot.

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6. 🌃🗽🌕

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7. A plane buzzed by the moon in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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8. People in Kansas City, Missouri, visited an amusement park with this stunning backdrop.

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9. Anyone else getting major E.T. vibes?

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10. In Washington D.C., the blue moon was a very pretty distraction from the restorations to the Capitol Building.

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11. This is stunning.

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12. And in England people gathered on Thursday night at the Glastonbury Tor to prepare for the blue moon.

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13. When it finally came on Friday night, the result was breathtaking.

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14. 🙌 🌕🙌

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