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In Pictures: Super snow moon delights stargazers

The moon looked bigger and brighter on Tuesday night as the second supermoon of 2019 took place.

The event occurs when the moon is at its shortest distance from the Earth.

As the first full moon of February, the supermoon is known as a snow moon, based on the typical cold, snowy weather in North America.

A passenger jet is silhouetted against the full moon in Phoenix, Arizona

A passenger jet is silhouetted against the full moon in Phoenix, Arizona

The moon rises over the ice on the shore of Lake Superior

The moon rises over the ice on the shore of Lake Superior

Emirates Air Line cable cars are silhouetted against the backdrop of the moon in Greenwich, London

Emirates Air Line cable cars are silhouetted against the backdrop of the moon in Greenwich, London

Graphic of February's snow supermoon

The supermoon rises behind a statue of the Virgin Mary in Milan

The supermoon rises behind a statue of the Virgin Mary in Milan

An aircraft approaches an airport as the moon rises in Frankfurt, Germany

An aircraft approaches an airport as the moon rises in Frankfurt, Germany

The moon is framed between illuminated concrete columns of the Floesser Bridge in Frankfurt

The moon is framed between illuminated concrete columns of the Floesser Bridge in Frankfurt

The supermoon rises over the Liberty Monument in Nicosia, Cyprus

The supermoon rises over the Liberty Monument in Nicosia, Cyprus

 

The moon near Whitley Bay, North Tyneside

The moon near Whitley Bay, North Tyneside

The moon passes behind the World Trade Centre in New York

The moon passes behind the World Trade Centre in New York

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