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The first of two supermoons is gracing the skies around the world in August.

A supermoon occurs when the Moon is closest to Earth as its orbit is complete. Due to which it appears a bit bigger and brighter in the sky.

Also called the Sturgeon Moon, this is the first of two supermoons this month, the other expected on August 30. Get amazing views of the Moon as it travels the sky this week.

The supermoon rose over The Graves Lighthouse in Massachusetts Bay, about 16 kilometers east of Boston, on Tuesday.

The full moon is visible near the horizon and has begun to rise into the sky in front of a lighthouse.

(Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images)

As the supermoon rises in the sky, a cable car heads toward the San Agustin neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela.

The moon rises in the sky behind a moving cable car in Caracas, Venezuela.

(Matthias Delacroix/The Associated Press)

The supermoon is seen over the Cabo Sports Complex in Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico.

Illuminated structures of a sports complex in front of the full moon.

(Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)

The supermoon rises behind the Liberty Monument in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Full moon rising behind a group of statues.

(Amir Makar/AFP/Getty Images)

Pedestrians walk on a mountain with the full moon in the background in Arguinguin on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain.

Silhouette of two pedestrians in front of full moon.

(Borja Suarez/Reuters)

The supermoon rises behind the ancient Temple of Zeus at Nemea, Greece, about 100 kilometers southwest of Athens.

The full moon peeping through the columns of an ancient temple near Athens.

(Petros Giankouris/The Associated Press)

A supermoon appeared over the Colosseum and Forum in Rome, Italy.

Full moon rising over the Colosseum and Roman Forum in Rome, with traffic on the street in the foreground.

(Andrew Medichini/The Associated Press)

Supermoon was seen in Jerusalem, Israel.

Full Moon in the sky over Jerusalem.

(Ronen Zwulun/Reuters)

The moon rises behind trees on a hill in Jindires, a rebel-held part of Syria’s northwestern province of Aleppo, on Monday.

The moon rising behind the trees on a hill in Syria, the day before the full moon.


The supermoon appeared behind a hotel building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.

The full moon is visible behind a hotel building in Dubai.


With the city skyline and the supermoon rising in the background, youth soccer players practice in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The full moon rising in the sky, a group of football players jogging on the field in the foreground.

(Jerome Dilley/The Associated Press)