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These Photos Capture February’s Sensational Supermoon In All Its Celestial Glory

The biggest supermoon of the year was quite the sight Tuesday.
An airplane is seen against the supermoon on Feb. 19, in a photo taken from Nuremberg, southern Germany.
An airplane is seen against the supermoon on Feb. 19, in a photo taken from Nuremberg, southern Germany.

The biggest supermoon of the year was quite the sight Tuesday night, and photographers around the world made sure to capture it in all its glory. 

Images show the supermoon, or super snow moon as it has been referred to this month, looming beautifully over China, New York City, Turkey and more. 

Check out the beautiful photos of February’s supermoon below. 

  • The super snow moon rises behind lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City.
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    The super snow moon rises behind lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City.
  • The Empire State Building is seen as the supermoon rises in New York.
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    The Empire State Building is seen as the supermoon rises in New York.
  • Emirates Airline cable cars are silhouetted against the backdrop of the super snow moon in Greenwich, London.
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    Emirates Airline cable cars are silhouetted against the backdrop of the super snow moon in Greenwich, London.
  • The super snow moon, also called full hunger moon, rises above central London.
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    The super snow moon, also called full hunger moon, rises above central London.
  • The super snow moon rises over the Plaza Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas.
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    The super snow moon rises over the Plaza Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas.
  • The supermoon is seen near a Chinese red lantern during the Lantern Festival in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province of China.
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    The supermoon is seen near a Chinese red lantern during the Lantern Festival in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province of China.
  • The supermoon is seen against the house ridge during the Lantern Festival in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China.
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    The supermoon is seen against the house ridge during the Lantern Festival in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China.
  • The supermoon can be seen behind pillars of the Floesserbruecke bridge in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany.
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    The supermoon can be seen behind pillars of the Floesserbruecke bridge in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany.
  • The supermoon phenomenon is seen in Lhokseumawe, Aceh, in Indonesia.
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    The supermoon phenomenon is seen in Lhokseumawe, Aceh, in Indonesia.
  • A statue atop Milan's Duomo Cathedral is pictured as the super snow moon rises.
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    A statue atop Milan's Duomo Cathedral is pictured as the super snow moon rises.
  • The super snow moon is pictured against street lights of Piazza del Duomo in downtown Milan.
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    The super snow moon is pictured against street lights of Piazza del Duomo in downtown Milan.
  • The supermoon is seen behind the silhouette of Russia's coat of arms at the State Historical Museum Manezhnaya Square in Mosc
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    The supermoon is seen behind the silhouette of Russia's coat of arms at the State Historical Museum Manezhnaya Square in Moscow.
  • A supermoon rises over the ice on the shore of Lake Superior in Lutsen, Minnesota.
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    A supermoon rises over the ice on the shore of Lake Superior in Lutsen, Minnesota.
  • The supermoon is seen in Brussels, Belgium.
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    The supermoon is seen in Brussels, Belgium.
  • The super snow moon rises between the statues of Alexander the Great (right) and Diogenes of Sinope (left) in Corinth, Greece
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    The super snow moon rises between the statues of Alexander the Great (right) and Diogenes of Sinope (left) in Corinth, Greece.
  • An airplane is seen against the supermoon in a photo taken from Nuremberg, southern Germany.
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    An airplane is seen against the supermoon in a photo taken from Nuremberg, southern Germany.
  • The supermoon is seen over Turkey's Sakarya.
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    The supermoon is seen over Turkey's Sakarya.
  • A man walks along the Huntington Beach Pier as the super snow moon sets in Huntington Beach, California.
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    A man walks along the Huntington Beach Pier as the super snow moon sets in Huntington Beach, California.
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