It's been 20 years the moon was so close to the earth.
Saturday March 19, 2011 it was 220,625 miles away, making it seem brighter and yellower and creating the eye-catching 'super moon' effect.
It was the first time since January 19, 1992, that the moon has been so close to the Earth. At its furthest, it can be 250,000 miles away.
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|An aircraft flies past the moon over Somerset on Saturday night as it is at its closest point to the earth for almost two decades. It appears the moon is being sliced in half.|
|The full moon is seen as it rises near the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington DC|
|Revellers stand beside St Michael's Tower on Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, watching the moon as it is at its closest point to Earth for two decades|
|The moon is seen behind the top of the radio and television tower 'Funkturm' in Berlin|
|Something for everyone: Tourists, star-gazers and simple star-crossed lovers gathered to watch the moon rise over New York's East River|
|In the backdrop of a minaret of a mosque, over Karachi city, Pakistan.|
|A rugby match in Headingley, Leeds is bathed in an orange glow|
|The moon as seen from the end of Worthing Pier in Sussex, looking east towards Beachy Head|
|Moonhattan: The oversized moon adds to the lights of New York City as it rises over the city skyline|