IN PHOTOS: Massive ‘cold moon’ celebrated by skygazers around the globe

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WATCH ABOVE: Photographers and skygazers take in December "supermoon" – Dec 4, 2017

Skygazers around the world gathered Sunday night to watch a stunning “supermoon” rise.

The full moon in December is also known as the cold moon.

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Supermoons happen when the moon is at its closest to Earth, therefore appearing larger and brighter in the sky.

There have been two other supermoons in 2017 — the first was back in January, and another happened just last month.

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A multiple-exposure image shows a supermoon near the Buddha statue in Yangon, Myanmar.

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A supermoon rises in front of a replica of the Statue of Liberty sitting atop the Liberty Building in downtown Buffalo, N.Y.

The supermoon is seen above Batam Island in Indonesia.

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A 10-foot long remote-controlled flying Santa makes a test flight past a setting supermoon over the ocean in Carlsbad, Calif.

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An aircraft taking off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is seen passing in front of a supermoon as it rises over Washington, D.C.

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A supermoon is seen rising above the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

With files from Reuters


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