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12/04/2017 04:30 am ET

The 2017 Supermoon Seen From Around The World

So. big.

The first in a series of three supermoons lit up the sky overnight Sunday, appearing so big in some places that it looked close enough to touch.

It’s a term used to describe a moon that’s full when it reaches or gets close to its closest point in its orbit around Earth. Sunday night’s moon, the first and last full supermoon of the year, appeared 7 percent larger and 16 percent brighter than usual, according to CNN.

If you missed Sunday night’s wonder, fear not. The next two supermoons in the series can been seen on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. The latter event will include a total lunar eclipse, according to NASA, which can be seen in its totality in the area stretching from western North America across the Pacific Ocean to Eastern Asia.

Check out what the moon looked like from different cities around the world:

  • People walk along the "Puente Nuevo" (New Bridge) as they are silhouetted against the supermoon during its rise in Ronda, sou
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    People walk along the "Puente Nuevo" (New Bridge) as they are silhouetted against the supermoon during its rise in Ronda, southern Spain, December 3, 2017
  • Marseille, France December 3, 2017. 
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    Marseille, France December 3, 2017. 
  • The Highlands Ranch, Colorado, December 3, 2017.
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    The Highlands Ranch, Colorado, December 3, 2017.
  • Hong Kong, December 3, 2017.  
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    Hong Kong, December 3, 2017.  
  • In this handout provided by NASA, the moon is seen as it rises on December 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
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    In this handout provided by NASA, the moon is seen as it rises on December 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
  • Cibitung city, West Java province, Indonesia, December 2, 2017. 
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    Cibitung city, West Java province, Indonesia, December 2, 2017. 
  • Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
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    Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
  • Yangon, Myanmar, December 4, 2017. 
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    Yangon, Myanmar, December 4, 2017. 
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