Brightest supermoon since 1948

Brightest supermoon since 1948

Crowds in Fremantle, Australia, watch the super moon on Monday, November 14. NASA scientists say the moon is brighter than it has ever been in the past 68 years. Paul Kane / Getty Images

The moon rises over Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong on November 14. A super moon occurs when the moon fills the same days as its perigee, which is the point on the moon’s orbit when it is closest to Earth. Supermoons generally seem 14% larger and 30% brighter than other full moons. Kin Cheung / AP

Brightest supermoon since 1948
Brightest supermoon since 1948

The moon appears on the Yellow Binhe River bridge in Yinchuan, China on November 14. Qi yingtao / Imaginechina / AP Images

Evergreen trees are silhouetted against the top of the mountain as a super moon rises on a ranch in Silverthorne, Colorado on November 14. Jack Dempsey / AP

The super moon is seen behind the Soyuz spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 14. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP / Getty Images

The super moon is seen in Beijing on November 14. Imaginechina / Intermittent / Ap Images

A man rides a horse in front of people watching the super moon in Chennai, India on November 14. ARUN SANKAR / AFP / Getty Images

The super moon rises behind the Propylaea above the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece, on November 14. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP / Getty Images

The super moon is seen above a statue in Vienna, Austria, on November 14. JOE KLAMAR / AFP / Getty Images

The moon rises behind Almodovar Castle in Cordoba, Spain, Sunday November 13. Miguel Morenatti / AP

The super moon appears behind the MesseTurm tower in Frankfurt, Germany on November 13. FRANK RUMPENHORST / DPA / AFP / Getty Images

A passenger plane passes in front of the moon, seen from Whittier, California, November 13. Nick Ut / AP

People stroll along the Tagus at sunrise in Lisbon, Portugal on November 13. Armando Franca / AP

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