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August 11, 2014

Supermoon photographs from around the world

There’s something about moons and photographers. So when supermoons appear, it tends to bring out the best of them from all over the world, scoping out the best location to make a dramatic photograph. A supermoon occurs when the moon, which orbits Earth in a slightly elliptical trajectory, is at the absolute closest it can get while also being full. Yesterday’s supermoon did not disappoint. --Thea Breite (15 photos total)

Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

Woods Hole, MA (Bill Greene/The Boston Globe) #

Angel of Peace sculpture, London (Alastair Grant/AP) #

Astro-Physical Institute of the Canaries in Teide volcano of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain (Daniel Lopez/ EPA) #

Santa Monica Pier, CA (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) #

Mdina, Malta (Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters) #

Tower Bridge,London (Paul Hackett/Reuters) #

Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) #

Minsk, Belarus (Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters) #

Madrid, Spain (Andres Kudacki/AP) #

Skopje, Macedonia (Boris Grdanoski/AP) #

Sydney Opera House, Australia (David Gray/Reuters) #

Hong Kong (Vincent Yu/AP) #

Dolomite Mountains, Levico Terme, Italy (Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kansas City, Mo (John Sleeze/The Kansas City Star/AP) #