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You need to check out these beautiful pictures of last night’s incredible ‘supermoon’

Published Aug 11th, 2014 12:25PM EDT
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We’re due to get one more “blood moon” occurrence later this year but last night we were treated to a lunar phenomenon that doesn’t look quite so apocalyptic. The so-called “supermoon,” which occurs when the moon comes closest to the Earth during its regular orbit, lit up night skies around the world on Sunday evening and the BBC has collected a series of pictures from across the globe that show off just how amazing this astronomical phenomena looked.

FROM EARLIER: Check out this awesome time-lapse photo of this year’s first “blood moon” eclipse. The second blood-moon eclipse is slated to occur on October 8th.

The picture posted above was taken on a beach in Rio de Janeiro and the BBC has also grabbed some pictures of the supermoon looming over New York City, Mexico and China. Be sure to check out the full gallery by clicking the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.