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A man stands with his dog on a hill behind Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks, Nev., Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon known as the supermoon reached its peak luminescence in North America before dawn on Monday. Its zenith in Asia and the South Pacific was Monday night. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

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A man stands with his dog on a hill behind Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks, Nevada. Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal/AP 

The moon rises behind a car on the The Emirates Air Line (cable car) in London's Docklands on November 13, 2016. Tomorrow, the moon will orbit closer to the earth than at any time since 1948, named a 'supermoon', it is defined by a Full or New moon coinciding with the moon's closest approach to the Earth. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

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The moon rises behind a car on the The Emirates Air Line (cable car) in London’s Docklands. Today the moon will orbit closer to the earth than at any time since 1948, named a ‘supermoon’, it is defined by a Full or New moon coinciding with the moon’s closest approach to the Earth. Photo Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty 

A lunar eclipse coincides with a so-called "supermoon" in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. Sky-watchers around the world are in for a treat Sunday night and Monday when the shadow of Earth casts a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year

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A lunar eclipse coincides with a so-called “supermoon” in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. Sky-watchers around the world are in for a treat Sunday night and Monday when the shadow of Earth casts a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year

Supermoon Appears Big And Bright In Night Sky...LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 09:  The supermoon rises east of the South Point Hotel & Casino on September 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with its perigee, which is its closest approach to the Earth.  To have three in such close proximity is very rare and it is not expected that this will happen again until 2034. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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The supermoon rises east of the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with its perigee, its closest approach to the Earth. Last night’s was the third of 2014, a frequency unlikely to happen again until 2034 

An airplane passes a nearly full moon as it makes its approach to Philadelphia International Airport, in Philadelphia. Monday night's full moon, also known as a Harvest Moon, will be the third and final "supermoon" of 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

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An airplane passes a full moon as it makes its approach to Philadelphia International Airport, in Philadelphia. Monday night’s full moon, also known as a Harvest Moon, will be the third and final “supermoon” of 2014

The super moon behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro August 11, 2014. Occurring when a full moon or new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the supermoon results in a larger-than-usual appearance of the lunar disk.

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The supermoon behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro

An airplane flies past the supermoon near Madrid, Spain early on Monday. The 'supermoon' filled the sky on 23rd June and looked 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal, which is the closest approach to Earth.

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An aeroplane flies past the moon near Madrid, Spain, early on Monday. The ‘supermoon’ filled the sky on June 23 and looked 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal, which is the closest approach to Earth.