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Photos: Supermoon Delights Skygazers around the Globe

BERLIN — From Frankfurt and New York to Istanbul and Beijing, skygazers could enjoy a beautiful supermoon rise over the horizon in an impressive astronomic spectacle.

The full moon appeared bigger than normal and sometimes slightly orange-colored as it lit skies around the globe.

It reached its full stage on Tuesday during a phenomenon known as a supermoon because of its proximity to Earth. It’s also referred to as the “Strawberry Moon” because it’s the full moon at strawberry harvest time.

The Strawberry Supermoon rises in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York, late Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

In Frankfurt, it rose behind the German city’s banking district’s skyline, while in Beijing the forbidden city’s roof decorations depicting sacred beasts were silhouetted in sharp black by the moon.

The moon also illuminated New York City’s Statue of Liberty and shone on the pillars of the ancient temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion south of Athens, Greece.

Roof decorations on the corner tower at the Forbidden City depicting sacred beasts are silhouetted against a supermoon, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
The full moon rises behind buildings in the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, late Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Sculptures of angels fixed at the St. Isaak’s Cathedral are silhouetted on the full moon in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
A supermoon rises behind the Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
The full moon rises between two towers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A waxing gibbous moon is seen at 98% percent full as it rises near the Nubble Light, Monday, June 13, 2022, in York, Maine. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The full moon rises over Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
A supermoon rises behind sculpture of Tomislav of Croatia, the first Croatian king, in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

 

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