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Photos of the ‘supermoon’ as it puts on spectacular display across night sky

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WATCH ABOVE: Stunning timelapse video footage shows the so-called Supermoon rising in the night sky over Arizona Monday night. – Nov 15, 2016

Sky-watchers across the globe were treated to a so-called “supermoon” Monday, as the full moon – closest to the Earth in nearly 70 years – brightened up the night’s sky.

According to NASA, Monday’s “supermoon” was the closest full moon to Earth since 1948, a rare occurrence that won’t happen again until 2034.

The space agency said the moon would be the biggest and brightest at 6:21 a.m. ET when the moon came within 356,508 kilometres from the centre of the Earth to the centre of the moon. Full moon occurred at 8:52 a.m. ET, after the sun rose on the eastern seaboard.

READ MORE: ‘Supermoon’ bringing closest full moon to earth in almost 70 years

“Supermoons” can appear 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter in the night sky.

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For those who missed the peak “supermoon” the moon will still appear big and bold Monday night.

“I’ve been telling people to go out at night on either Sunday or Monday night to see the supermoon,” Noah Petro, NASA planetary geologist, said in a statement. “The difference in distance from one night to the next will be very subtle, so if it’s cloudy on Sunday, go out on Monday. Any time after sunset should be fine.”

Here’s a look at some of the best photos of Monday’s “supermoon” captured by photojournalists around the world.

The supermoon sets behind the Chrysler Building in New York, November 14, 2016. Reuters/Lucas Jackson
The supermoon is seen behind a building under construction in Hong Kong, November 14, 2016. Reuters /Bobby Yip
People on the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (R) walk down the western span of the famous Australian landmark as the supermoon rises through clouds after sunset, November 14, 2016. Reuters /Jason Reed
The supermoon is seen over the historical Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey, early November 14, 2016. Reuters /Yagiz Karahan
People on a funfair ride are silhouetted against the moon, in London, November 13, 2016. Reuters /Neil Hall
The supermoon begins to rise near Glastonbury, in Britain on November 13, 2016. Reuters /Rebecca Naden
A plane flies past the London Eye wheel as the supermoon begins to rise in London, November 13, 2016. Reuters /Toby Melville
A supermoon is seen rising beyond a Ferris wheel in Hong Kong on November 14, 2016. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises behind a sculpture of Don Quixote De La Mancha on November 13, 2016 in Munera, near Albacete, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
The super perigee full moon sets behind the CN tower in Toronto on Monday November 14, 2016. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press
The supermoon rises behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft, ahead of its upcoming launch to the International Space Station (ISS), at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan November 14, 2016. Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov
The moon is seen setting behind the Parliament buildings Monday November 14, 2016 in Ottawa. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press
The supermoon appears near the Statue of Liberty, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in New York. AP Photo/Julio Cortez

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