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Did You See It? Supermoon Graces Skies Worldwide (Photos)

Did you catch the supermoon?

There was a full moon Wednesday night, and at the same time, the moon was closer to Earth than usual. That combo is called a supermoon.

The closer proximity to Earth can make the moon appear slightly bigger and brighter, weather permitting.

One name for Wednesday’s full moon is the “Buck moon” — a reference to the time of year when new antlers are growing on male deer, or bucks.

The supermoon on June 14 was the “Strawberry moon” because it’s the full moon at strawberry harvest time.

The Buck Supermoon rises behind lights near the town of Aegio, in the northern Peloponnese, Greece, on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
The full moon rises over the Statue of King Faisal I, in central Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The Full Moon is known as the Buck Moon and also a Supermoon. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
The full moon rises in the evening behind the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany, Wednesday, July 13, 2022. At the same time, the moon is close to the earth, which is why it is called a supermoon. (Robert Michael/dpa via AP)
The full moon rises over Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The Full Moon is known as the Buck Moon and also a Supermoon. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
A supermoon rises over the Mediterranean Sea, in front of a residential compound, in the southern coastal city of Mersin, Turkey, Wednesdsay, July 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
The full moon rises over the Sforzesco Castle, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Full Moon is known as the Buck Moon and also a Supermoon. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
The full moon rises over a private house in the village of Putilovo, 70 kilometeres (43 miles) east of St. Petersburg, Russia, late Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

 

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