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Missed last night's supermoon? Check out these stellar images from around the world

The sturgeon supermoon rises over the Ayasofya-i Kebir Camii, or Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, in Istanbul on Wednesday.
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The sturgeon supermoon rises over the Ayasofya-i Kebir Camii, or Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Photographers from all over the world caught the sturgeon supermoon in all of its splendor last night. Earth's satellite appeared bigger and brighter because its orbit brought it a little closer to home.

But if you missed the show, no worries. Last night's lunar event was the first of two supermoons taking place this month. The next will be a rare blue supermoon, on Aug. 30.

In the meantime, enjoy these pictures from across the globe.

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The sturgeon supermoon over Vanderbilt University's West End Tower in Nashville, Tenn.
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The sturgeon supermoon over Vanderbilt University's West End Tower in Nashville, Tenn.
A cable car moves towards Sugarloaf Mountain as a supermoon rises in the night sky in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Tuesday.
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A cable car moves toward Sugarloaf Mountain as a supermoon rises in the night sky in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Tuesday.
Football players in Johannesburg, South Africa, play with the supermoon rising in the background. The moon appeared bigger and brighter than normal because it was closer to Earth.
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Football players in Johannesburg, South Africa, play with the supermoon rising in the background. The moon appeared bigger and brighter than normal because it was closer to Earth.
The moon shines through clouds over the lower Manhattan skyline, as seen from New Jersey.
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The moon shines through clouds over the lower Manhattan skyline, as seen from New Jersey.
The second supermoon of 2023, also known as the sturgeon supermoon, rises before the start of the Copa Libertadores soccer match at the Mas Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.
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The second supermoon of 2023, also known as the sturgeon supermoon, rises before the start of the Copa Libertadores soccer match at the Mas Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.
The supermoon ascends into the sky with Isle Au Haut in the distance and North Haven Island in the middle ground, as viewed from Camden, Maine.
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The supermoon ascends into the sky with Isle au Haut in the distance and North Haven Island in the middle ground, as viewed from Camden, Maine.
The first supermoon of the month rises behind angel sculptures on St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. The next lunar spectacle, a blue supermoon, will take place on Aug. 30.
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The first supermoon of the month rises behind angel sculptures on St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. The next lunar spectacle, a blue supermoon, will take place on Aug. 30.
The supermoon rises over the Andes in Santiago, Chile on Tuesday.
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The supermoon rises over the Andes in Santiago, Chile, on Tuesday.
The full moon rises behind the Korean Bell of Friendship pavilion in Angel's Gate Park in Los Angeles.
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The full moon rises behind the Korean Bell of Friendship pavilion in Angel's Gate Park in Los Angeles.

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Dustin Jones is a reporter for NPR's digital news desk. He mainly covers breaking news, but enjoys working on long-form narrative pieces.