In pictures: The year's final full moon is a supermoon

In pictures: The year's final full moon is a supermoon

Supermoon Myanmar
The supermoon rises over a highway near Yangon. (Photo: AFP/Ye Aung Thu)

SINGAPORE: The last full moon of the year turned out to be a supermoon. 

Stargazers across the globe were treated to a visual spectacle as the moon illuminated the night sky enhancing skylines across major cities. 

Sunday's (Dec 3) moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons. The next two will occur on Jan 1 and Jan 31 next year.

Here's how people from different parts of the world witnessed the lunar phenomenon which occurs when a full moon is at its closest point to earth.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

Supermoon New York

A supermoon rises in front of a replica of the Statue of Liberty sitting atop the Liberty Building in downtown Buffalo, New York. 

ABU DHABI, UAE

Supermoon UAE

A supermoon rises over the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.

HONG KONG

Supermoon HK

A supermoon is seen behind plants on a balcony of a residential block in Hong Kong.

SINGAPORE

Supermoon Singapore
(Photo: A Kannan)

Images of the supermoon over residential buildings (above) in Singapore were captured by a Channel NewsAsia reader over three days.

Another reader managed to snap an image (below) from Changi Point of the supermoon as a plane flies past.

Supermoon Singapore 2
(Photo: Jimmy Seah CH)

NETANYA, ISRAEL

Supermoon Israel

The supermoon rises over a building in the Israeli city of Netanya.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

Supermoon Manchester

A supermoon rises above the Etihad Stadium, the home ground of English Premier League football team Manchester City, in Manchester, north-east England.

Source: Agencies/CNA/mn

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