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Istanbul, Turkey: The sturgeon’s full moon rises next to Istanbul’s Camlica Mosque.

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Istanbul, Turkey: The sturgeon’s full moon rises next to Istanbul’s Camlica Mosque.

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Did you get the chance to witness the fourth and final supermoon of 2022?

The last supermoon of the year lit up the night sky on Thursday. The moon had different hues and appeared larger and brighter than when the moon is farthest from Earth.

Referred to as the Sturgeon Moon, the astronomical event did not become visible until 9:36 p.m. EDT. NASA says the supermoon will remain in this phase until Saturday morning.

Here’s a glimpse of the supermoon from around the world in case you missed it.

London: The supermoon rises behind The Shard.

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London: The supermoon rises behind The Shard.

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Frankfurt, Germany: The full moon sets behind apartment buildings.

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Frankfurt, Germany: The full moon sets behind apartment buildings.

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Anthoupolis, Cyprus: The supermoon rises from behind a cross on the dome of a Maronite church.

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Anthoupolis, Cyprus: The supermoon rises from behind a cross on the dome of a Maronite church.

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Kansas City, Missouri: A supermoon rises above a work of art over a convention center.

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Kansas City, Missouri: A supermoon rises above a work of art over a convention center.

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Edinburgh, Scotland: The last supermoon of the year, the Sturgeon supermoon, rises behind Edinburgh Castle.

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Edinburgh, Scotland: The last supermoon of the year, the Sturgeon supermoon, rises behind Edinburgh Castle.

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Oostzaan, Netherlands: The supermoon rises over a windmill.

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Oostzaan, Netherlands: The supermoon rises over a windmill.

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Amman, Jordan: The sturgeon’s full moon rises over buildings in the Jordanian capital.

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Amman, Jordan: The sturgeon’s full moon rises over buildings in the Jordanian capital.

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Montevideo, Uruguay: People watch as the moon rises.

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Montevideo, Uruguay: People watch as the moon rises.

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Lisbon, Portugal: Two people watch the supermoon rise from a vantage point overlooking Lisbon and the Tagus River.

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Beijing, China: Residents wearing masks take a selfie near a statue of Cupid as a supermoon rises in the night sky.

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Beijing, China: Residents wearing masks take a selfie near a statue of Cupid as a supermoon rises in the night sky.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico: The Sturgeon Moon rises beyond the city.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico: The Sturgeon Moon rises beyond the city.

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