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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.
(Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images)
As the supermoon rises in the sky, a cable car heads toward the San Agustin neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela.
(Matthias Delacroix/The Associated Press)
The supermoon is seen over the Cabo Sports Complex in Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico.
(Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)
The supermoon rises behind the Liberty Monument in Nicosia, Cyprus.
(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.
The supermoon rises behind the ancient Temple of Zeus at Nemea, Greece, about 100 kilometers southwest of Athens.
(Petros Giankouris/The Associated Press)
A supermoon appeared over the Colosseum and Forum in Rome, Italy.
(Andrew Medichini/The Associated Press)
Supermoon was seen in Jerusalem, Israel.
The moon rises behind trees on a hill in Jindires, a rebel-held part of Syria’s northwestern province of Aleppo, on Monday.
(RAMI AL SAID/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
The supermoon appeared behind a hotel building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.
(GUISEP CAKES/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
With the city skyline and the supermoon rising in the background, youth soccer players practice in Johannesburg, South Africa.
(Jerome Dilley/The Associated Press)