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  • A supermoon is seen behind a dragon statue in Beijing on Jan. 21. A supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth in its orbit, resulting in a slightly larger size and a brighter view. According to reports, we’ll see three full supermoons in 2019, on Jan. 21, Feb. 19 and March 21. Photo: VCG_Gallery: Supermoon Rising
     
     
    A supermoon is seen behind a dragon statue in Beijing on Jan. 21. A supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth in its orbit, resulting in a slightly larger size and a brighter view. According to reports, we’ll see three full supermoons in 2019, on Jan. 21, Feb. 19 and March 21. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: Supermoon Rising

Full moon while satellite is closest to Earth provides spectacle for observers around the world

01.22.2019
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A supermoon is seen behind a dragon statue in Beijing on Jan. 21. A supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth in its orbit, resulting in a slightly larger size and a brighter view. According to reports, we’ll see three full supermoons in 2019, on Jan. 21, Feb. 19 and March 21. Photo: VCG
A supermoon rises behind mountains in Turkey’s Hakkari province on Jan. 20. Photo:VCG
A supermoon is seen during behind a statue in northwest France’s Le Mans on Jan. 21. Photo: VCG
The supermoon is seen behind a skyscraper in San Francisco, U.S. on Jan. 20. Photo: VCG
Two people take photos of the supermoon in Yantai, East China’s Shandong province on Jan. 21. Photo: VCG
The supermoon is seen behind illuminations in Beijing on Jan. 21. Photo: VCG

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