The moon was about 13.5 percent closer to Earth than normal this weekend, helping photographers produce spectacular images.
The phenomenon known as the "Supermoon" occurs once a year, when the moon's orbit, at its fullest cycle, is at its closest point to Earth. The celestial brush-up officially occurred early Sunday morning, according to the AP.
The moon was 30 percent brighter and came within 222,000 miles of the planet, according to The Weather Channel.
The supermoon begins behind the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. early Saturday evening.
The supermoon rises over street lamps in Baltimore.
The supermoon rises over Rome Sunday.
A detailed image of the supermoon over Tel Aviv, Israel.
A statue atop the California state capitol building rears toward the supermoon in Sacramento.
A hazy red illuminated downtown Kansas City, Mo.