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Your Stunning 'Supermoon' Photos From Around The World

07/14/2014 11:44 am ET | Updated Aug 08, 2014
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Skywatchers were treated to the first of this summer's three "supermoons" on Saturday -- and it was far from disappointing.

HuffPost Science asked readers to share their best supermoon photos, and here are some of our favorites taken around the world, from Norway to India to Oman.

Check them out in the slideshow below, and vote for the ones you like the most.

What exactly is a supermoon? Also called a "perigee moon," a supermoon occurs when a new or full moon coincides with "lunar perigee," the moon's closest point to Earth along its elliptical orbit. This makes the moon appear bigger and brighter in the sky.

The next two supermoons are set to peak on Aug. 10 and Sept. 9.

If you snapped an amazing photo, there's still time to submit it! Tweet them to @HuffPostScience using the hashtag #HPSupermoon, and your photo may be featured in the slideshow below.

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