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14 Unbelievably Beautiful Photos Of This Week's Supermoon
By Diana Bruk,
Popular Mechanics, 14 November 2016.

No matter how much we love the sky and all of its wondrous gifts, it can be hard to impress us nowadays. After all, we've seen some incredible moons in our day. But over the weekend, we got out first glimpse of a rare supermoon - a new or a full moon that is within 90 percent of its closest distance to Earth in its orbit. This one is pretty special because it'll be the biggest one in almost 70 years, and the biggest we'll see until 2034. If you've missed it so far, don't worry, because tonight is actually the best possible time to see it! Here are some of our favorite photos so far:

1. Fremantle, Australia

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2. Redondo Beach, California, USA

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3. Madrid, Spain

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4. Mount Coot-tha, Australia

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Photo: caitlindolphin_nutrition/Instagram

5. Hong Kong

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Photo: Mark Lehmkuhler/Flickr

6. Isla Vista, California, USA

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7. Lick Observatory, California, USA

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8. Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA

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Photo: Michael Seeley/Flickr

9. Arches National Park, Utah, USA

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Photo: natgeotravel/Instagram

10. Istanbul, Turkey

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Photo: anadolugram/Instagram

11. Girona, Spain

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Photo: angeljuanola/Instagram

12. Split Rock Lighthouse, Minnesota, USA

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Photo: Nick Olejniczak/Flickr

13. New York City, USA

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Photo: Robert Caplin/Facebook

14. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Top image: Supermoon rise. Credit: Kevin Baird/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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