Supermoon dazzled skywatchers on Saturday night, appearing bigger and brighter than it has in over 20 years. The spectacular new moon was closer to earth than usual due to its eliptical orbit around the earth, making it appear larger than usual. Here are some photographs of the perigree moon from around the world.
A perigee moon rises in Washington, DC, on March 19, 2011.
Supermoon above the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid.
The full moon is seen behind a bronze statue standing on the left bank of Vltava river on Mala Strana Prague’s quarter.
Supermoon reflected in Manhattan’s East River.
New York’s supermoon.