THE BRIGHT SIDE

The best “supermoon” photos from around the globe

The moon just made its closest approach to our planet since 1948, lifting tides and spirits around the world as it did so. If you didn’t get outside, or had your view obscured by clouds, fear not: The next “supermoon” of this caliber is coming right up, in November 2034—less than a blip in celestial terms.

Below, some of the best shots of it from around the world.

The supermoon is seen near Kowal, Poland November 14, 2016.
Near Kowal, Poland. (Reuters/Kacper Pempel)
The supermoon is partly covered by clouds as it sets behind Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep in the northern capital of Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 15, 2016.
Setting behind a temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)
The rising supermoon is seen behind a statue on top of the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria November 14, 2016.
Rising behind a statue on top of the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria. (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)
The rising supermoon is seen behind the weathercock of the church of Saint-Hilaire in the village of Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine near Nantes, western France November 14, 2016.
Rising behind a weathercock in the village of Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine near Nantes, western France. (Reuters/Stephane Mahe)
The supermoon rises behind trees in Tbilisi, Georgia November 14, 2016. -
Rising in Tbilisi, Georgia. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
A red traffic light is seen next to the moon in downtown Frankfurt, Germany November 14, 2016.
Next to a traffic light in Frankfurt, Germany. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)
A rising "supermoon" is seen through the Propylaea, the ancient Acropolis hill gateway, in Athens, Greece November 14, 2016.
Rising behind Propylaea, the ancient Acropolis hill gateway, in Athens, Greece. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)
The supermoon is seen in Istanbul, Turkey November 14, 2016.
In Istanbul, Turkey. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)
India's national emblem is seen in front of the supermoon in New Delhi, India November 14, 2016.
Behind India’s national emblem in New Delhi, India. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)
The supermoon rises behind a mountain in Arosa, Switzerland, 14 November 2016. The moon is the largest full moon since 1948 also known as the 'supermoon,' when the moon reaches its closest point to Earth. The next time the moon will be this close will be on 25 November 2034.
Rising behind a mountain in Arosa, Switzerland. (EPA/Gian Ehrenzeller)
The moon rises next to the Unicredit Tower in Milan, Italy, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years lit up the sky, during its closest approach to earth as the "Supermoon" reached its most luminescent phase. The moon won't be this close again until Nov. 25, 2035.
Next to the Unicredit Tower in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Rising over the hand of Saad Zaghloul statue, an Egyptian revolutionary and statesman, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years, a phenomenon known as the supermoon, is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe.
Rising over the hand of a statue in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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