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An astronomic spectacle

BERLIN (AP) – 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-coloured 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 coincides with strawberry harvest time.

It rose behind Frankfurt’s banking district’s skyline, while in Beijing the Forbidden City’s roof decorations depicting mythical beasts were silhouetted in 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.

The full moon rises behind an ancient temple at Cape Sounion, south of Athens, Greece; and in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York. PHOTOS: AP

Roof decorations on a tower at the Forbidden City silhouetted against the supermoon
The full moon rises behind buildings in the banking district at Frankfurt, Germany; and behind the telecommunication devices on top of the Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt