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PHOTO GALLERY: A rare blue supermoon shines over the world




The moon known as blue moon rises behind the small village of Ujue, northern Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023. AP

People view the super blue moon as they travel in a Cloud Cable Car, in Greenwich, London, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position to Earth. AP

The full moon, called the Super Blue Moon, rises behind Victoria Tower on Castle Hill, above Huddersfield, on August 30, 2023. AFP

The August Super Blue Moon sets behind a spire of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023. The cosmic curtain rises Wednesday night with the second full moon of the month, the reason it is considered blue. It is dubbed a supermoon because it is closer to Earth than usual, appearing especially big and bright.AP

A rare Blue Supermoon rises over Lake Michigan as spectators watch from Chicago s 31st Street beach Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023. AP

The Super Blue Moon rises behind the Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick, York, Maine on August 30, 2023. .. Astronomy enthusiasts are in for a treat Wednesday night: a rare super blue Moon that won t be seen again until 2037. Supermoons occur when the Moon passes through its perigee, or the point that takes it closest to Earth during its elliptical orbit. This makes it look about 14 percent bigger compared to when it is at its furthest point, and a touch brighter. AFP

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 30: A full blue moon rises behind the San Francisco skyline on August 30, 2023 in San Francisco, California. The next super blue moon will not appear until 2037. AFP

A full blue moon rises behind the San Francisco skyline on August 30, 2023 in San Francisco, California. The next super blue moon will not appear until 2037. AFP

The Blue Supermoon , the second full moon of a calendar month, rises over Havana on August 30, 2023. AFP

The super blue moon is pictured over Nablus on August 31, 2023. AFP