Rare spectacle: Super Pink Moon lights up the sky across the world

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​What is a supermoon?
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​What is a supermoon?

Super moon occurs when the distance between the moon and earth is least, means moon is closest to the earth during this time and that's the reason why earth's natural satellite appears as a giant big body. The super moon will illuminate 30 percent more brighter, appear 14 percent bigger than the usual moon.

It is also known as the 'Pink Moon' after the pink flowers that start to appear in the fields this month in some places.

The largest, brightest supermoon of 2020 rose in the night sky on Tuesday over hushed cities, stilled factories and countries in lockdown due to the novel coronavirus.

Let's take a look at the incredible images across the world.

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St. Louis
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St. Louis

The pink supermoon rises over St. Louis on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

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Ukraine
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Ukraine

The Pink Supermoon sets behind the giant 'Mother of the Motherland' monument in central Kiev, Ukraine.

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Moscow
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Moscow

This picture taken early on April 8, 2020 shows the closest supermoon to the Earth, also known as a pink moon, behind the cross on a church in downtown Moscow.

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San Salvador
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San Salvador

The full moon is photographed during the phenomenon known as the pink supermoon, over the sky in San Salvador.

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New Jersey, US
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New Jersey, US

The Supermoon rises behind the Empire State Building while it glows red in solidarity with those infected with coronavirus as the outbreak of the disease (COVID-19) continues in the Manhattan borough of New York City, as it is seen from Hoboken, New Jersey, US.

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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

The pink supermoon rises between the two towers of Notre Dame Cathedral, which was damaged in a devastating fire almost one year ago, ahead of Easter celebrations to be held under lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Paris, France.

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Dubai
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Dubai

A waxing gibbous moon rises behind the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, ahead of the 'Super Pink Moon', in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Bosnia and Herzegovina

A woman photographs the Pink Supermoon over mountain Smetovi, during an astronomical event that occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual, in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Belarus
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Belarus

A Pink Supermoon rises behind an Orthodox Church in the village of Turets, Belarus.

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