This Was What The Supermoon Looked Like Around The World

Closest moon in nearly 70 years = pictures of a lifetime.

Monday night's supermoon marks its closest distance to earth since 1948, appearing approximently 14% bigger and 30% brighter, according to NASA. The next time the moon will appear this bright will be in 2034.

Here are some of the most remarkable pictures taken of this spectacular sight:

1. Fremantle, Australia

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Crowds look on as the super moon rises behind the Fremantle War Memorial at Monument Hill in Fremantle, Australia.

2. London, England

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A commercial jet flies in front of the moon on its approach to Heathrow airport in west London.

3. Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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4. Lake Morskie Oko, Poland

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The supermoon is seen over Lake Morskie Oko in the Tatra Mountains near Zakopane, Poland.

5. Dael, Syria

Alaa Faqir / Reuters

A Free Syrian army fighter sits on a pick-up truck mounted with a weapon, as the supermoon partly covered by clouds is seen in the background, in the west of the rebel-held town of Dael, Syria.

6. Ancient Corinth, Greece

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The Supermoon above the Temple of Apollo in Ancient Corinth.

7. Los Angeles, California

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8. New York City

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The supermoon appears near the Statue of Liberty.

9. Silverthorne, Colorado

Jack Dempsey / AP

Evergreen trees are silhouetted on the mountain top as a supermoon rises over over the Dark Sky Community of Summit Sky Ranch in Silverthorne, Colorado.

10. Phoenix, Arizona

Ross D. Franklin / AP

A supermoon descends over saguaro cactus in Phoenix, Arizona.

11. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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12. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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13. Yinchuan, China

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14. Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

The supermoon rises behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft, ahead of its upcoming launch to the International Space Station, at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

15. Glastonbury, Britain

Rebecca Naden / Reuters

The moon rises near Glastonbury Tor a day before the supermoon spectacle, in Glastonbury, Britain.

16. Cordoba, Spain

Miguel Morenatti / AP

The moon rises behind the castle of Almodovar in Cordoba, southern Spain.

17. Nanjing, China

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18. Dunhuang, China

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19. Ankara, Turkey

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The supermoon can be seen behind a cable car line in Ankara, Turkey.

20. Athens, Greece

Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters

A rising supermoon is seen through the Propylaea, the ancient Acropolis hill gateway in Athens, Greece.

21. Managua, Nicaragua

Oswaldo Rivas / Reuters

The supermoon is seen behind a metal tree at the Juan Pablo II square in Managua, Nicaragua.

22. Marbach am Neckar, Germany

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The moon rises over the Schiller museum in the village of Marbach am Neckar, near Ludwigsburg, Germany.

23. Skopje, Macedonia

Boris Grdanoski / AP

24. Kuwait City, Kuwait

Yasser Al-zayyat / AFP / Getty Images

25. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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26. Prague, Czech Republic

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27. Vienna, Austria

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The supermoon rises above a statue at Praterstern in Vienna, Austria.

28. Lahore, Pakistan

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