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Social Media Abuzz with Spectacular Images of Supermoon

People stand and look at the Supermoon phenomenon from a bridge over 42nd St. in the Manhattan borough of New York July 11, 2014. Occurring when a full moon or new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the Supermoon results in a larger-than-usual appearance of the lunar disk. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSCAPE)
People watched the supermoon from a bridge in New York. Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The moon appeared larger than usual Saturday morning as the first supermoon of the summer appeared in the sky.

The phenomenon know as a “surpermoon” occurs when a full moon is closer to Earth, making it appear bigger and brighter than normal, according to the Associated Press.

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If you see Saturday’s moon close to the horizon it may seem huge, but that’s just an illusion caused by its position in the sky.

Two other full moons this summer, on Aug. 10 and Sept. 9, are also supermoons.

Here are some spectacular images of the supermoon from social media:

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