Supermoon adorns the night in different parts of the world

The brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon is known as the supermoon

FP Staff November 14, 2016 21:06:15 IST
The supermoon sets behind the Philadelphia skyline on Monday. The brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon is known as the supermoon. AP
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The supermoon sets behind the Philadelphia skyline on Monday. The brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon is known as the supermoon. AP
The moon rises behind the Dorje Lakpa Mountain as Swayambhunath stupa is seen in forground in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The phenomenon known as the supermoon will reach its most luminescent in North America before dawn on Monday. AP
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The moon rises behind the Dorje Lakpa Mountain as Swayambhunath stupa is seen in forground in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The phenomenon known as the supermoon will reach its most luminescent in North America before dawn on Monday. AP
The moon rises behind the mountain range seen from Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe. AP
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The moon rises behind the mountain range seen from Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe. AP
The moon rises in Gauhati, northeastern Assam state, India. AP
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The moon rises in Gauhati, northeastern Assam state, India. AP
Tourists take photographs of the rising moon in Gauhati, India. AP
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Tourists take photographs of the rising moon in Gauhati, India. AP
The supermoon sets behind the CN tower in Toronto on Monday. The Canadian Press via AP
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The supermoon sets behind the CN tower in Toronto on Monday. The Canadian Press via AP
The supermoon sets behind the Statue of Liberty in New York. Monday's supermoon, a phenomenon that happens when the moon makes a close pass at the earth, is the closest to earth since 1948. AP
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The supermoon sets behind the Statue of Liberty in New York. Monday's supermoon, a phenomenon that happens when the moon makes a close pass at the earth, is the closest to earth since 1948. AP
The moon rises over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. AP
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The moon rises over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. AP