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People witnessed the closest moon in almost 7 decades in spectacular fashion. The supermoon appeared up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter as it came about 35,000 km closer to the Earth than average.

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The super perigee full moon sets behind the CN tower Monday morning in Toronto.

Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

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The 'supermoon' rises over the Sikh Shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.

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A man stands on a balcony of a building of Madrid as the moon rises in background on the eve of a "supermoon".

Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

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A "supermoon" is seen rising beyond a ferris wheel in Hong Kong.

Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

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The moon sets behind people fishing on a pier in Redondo Beach, California.

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A rising moon is pictured as colourful lights flicker in the foreground outside the Victoria Memorial monument in Kolkata, India.

Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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A jet plane flies across the moon seen from Beijing, China.

Ng Han Guan/AP

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A "supermoon" is seen past the dome of the Prime Minister's Office complex in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images

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The supermoon is seen behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft set on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

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The moon rises beyond the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, as seen from the Compton Hill Water Tower.

David Carson/AP

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The moon rises over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.

Kin Cheung/AP

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The moon as seen over Monterey Park, east of downtown Los Angeles, California.

Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

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