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The full "super Moon", scientifically known as a "perigee moon", rises over Los Angeles, California May 5, 2012. A "super Moon" lit up Saturday's night sky in a once-a-year cosmic show, overshadowing a meteor shower from remnants of Halley's Comet, the U.S. space agency NASA said. The Moon looked especially big and bright, because it reached its closest spot to Earth at the same time it was in its full phase, NASA said. Below, the full moon rises behind a mosque as birds fly in Amman.
More photos of the "super Moon" as seen around the world this weekend follow, below.
Wrangler Nate Cummins rides by moonlight, the night before the "Super Moon" during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks, Montana.
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A full moon rises over office towers in Dubai Media City in Dubai.
A runner makes his way along a trail on a butte in front of the "super Moon" at Papago Park in Phoenix.
The full "super Moon," scientifically known as a "perigee moon," is pictured over the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
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A view of the "super Moon" is seen above a cathedral tower in Guatemala City.
A full moon is seen behind the minaret of Mohamed Ali mosque, in Islamic Cairo.
The "super Moon" rises over some apartment buildings in Toronto.
The Exoplanet Exploration Progam at NASA/JPL has commissioned a set of absolutely gorgeous posters for significant planets, moons, exoplanets, and nearby stars, each accompanied by text explaining their significance and what humans might do if we reach them.
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UPDATE: NASA says probably not. (NYT) On Saturday, a falling meteorite is thought to have killed V. Kamaraj, a bus driver at Bharathidasan Engineering College in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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