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Reuters

The latest "supermoon" has been a visual treat for skywatchers across the world and perfect learning opportunity for amateur astronomy enthusiasts.

On 14 November, the world witnessed the biggest and brightest moon since 1948 when the earth's satellite appeared about 13 percent bigger and brighter.

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), this full moon or "supermoon" is extraordinarily special as the size of the moon will not be this big until Nov 25, 2034.

"The full moon of Nov 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century," Nasa experts told The Straits Times.

The United Kingdom and other countries also experienced the rare celestial event on Monday evening. The moon rose at 16:43 GMT in Edinburgh and 16:44 in London in the UK and was only 221,524 miles (356,509km) away at 11:21 GMT.

Check out these brilliant photos of the supermoon captured in different countries:

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The supermoon rises behind the Agbar Tower in Barcelona, Spain. Reuters
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The moon is partly covered by clouds as it rises behind the pegasus statue on top of the old opera house in downtown Frankfurt, Germany. Reuters
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The supermoon is seen through clouds over New York while it is seen from Bayonne in New Jersey, U.S. Reuters
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A supermoon is seen near a statue of Jesus Christ in Havana, Cuba Reuters
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The supermoon, the closest the moon comes to Earth since 1948, rises alongside downtown Kansas City, Missouri Reuters
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A supermoon is seen over Havana, Cuba Reuters
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The supermoon is seen behind Christmas lights along a street in Asuncion, Paraguay Reuters