Last night our moon appeared brighter and bigger as it reached its closest distance to Earth. Astronomers call the event a perigee full moon, as perigee means "near Earth."
Also called a "supermoon," it appeared 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than the typical full moon. Here the supermoon is seen in the sky over Beijing.
A dragon bridge lit by the supermoon over Broadway Blvd. in Los Angeles' Chinatown.
The supermoon is seen over Istanbul, Turkey.
The supermoon visible over Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The supermoon rises over the Acriopoli monument in Athens and the Ancient Roman Market.
A supermoon rises over midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building in New York City.
The next supermoon will be September 9th -- but it won't be as big as last night's event.