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THE BRIGHT SIDE

The best “supermoon” photos from around the globe

The supermoon rises in Prague, Czech Republic November 14, 2016.
Reuters/David W Cerny
Rising in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Steve Mollman
By Steve Mollman

Weekend editor

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

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.

Reuters/Kacper Pempel
Near Kowal, Poland.
Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha
Setting behind a temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Reuters/Leonhard Foeger
Rising behind a statue on top of the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria.
Reuters/Stephane Mahe
Rising behind a weathercock in the village of Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine near Nantes, western France.
Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili
Rising in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
Next to a traffic light in Frankfurt, Germany.
Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis
Rising behind Propylaea, the ancient Acropolis hill gateway, in Athens, Greece.
Reuters/Umit Bektas
In Istanbul, Turkey.
Reuters/Adnan Abidi
Behind India’s national emblem in New Delhi, India.
EPA/Gian Ehrenzeller
Rising behind a mountain in Arosa, Switzerland.
AP Photo/Luca Bruno
Next to the Unicredit Tower in Milan, Italy.
AP Photo/Amr Nabil
Rising over the hand of a statue in Cairo, Egypt.

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