The largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades puts on a celestial spectacle. [15 photos total]
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The weathercock of the church of St. Peter and Paul is seen in front of a moon on the eve of the "supermoon" spectacle in the village of Klein-Auheim near Hanau, Germany.
The supermoon is seen over the historical Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey.
Participants in a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (R) walk down the western span of the famous Australian landmark as the supermoon rises through clouds after sunset.
An aeroplane flies past the London Eye wheel, and moon, a day before the "supermoon" spectacle in London, Britain.
The moon rises near Glastonbury Tor a day before the "supermoon" spectacle, in Glastonbury, Britain.
A full moon rises behind a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin on the eve of the "supermoon" spectacle, Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
A man walks by as the supermoon is seen over the National Mall in Washington.
People on a funfair ride are silhouetted against the moon a day before the "supermoon" spectacle, in London, Britain.
The supermoon rises over the Missouri River, pictured from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
A pod on the London Eye is seen against the moon a day before the "supermoon" spectacle, in London, Britain.
The moon appears in the sky a day before the "supermoon" spectacle in Vienna, Austria.
The supermoon sets behind the Chrysler Building in New York.
The supermoon rises over the United States Capitol dome in Washington.
The supermoon is seen behind a building under construction in Hong Kong.
The "supermoon", the closest the moon comes to Earth since 1948, rises over the Power and Light building in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.