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Photo gallery: Supermoon looms bright in night sky

People who looked up in the sky this morning could glimpse a super sight: the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.

The so-called supermoon appeared 14 percent larger than normal early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth. Some may think the supermoon looks more dazzling, but it's actually an optical illusion. The moon loomed larger on the horizon next to trees and buildings.

Here is a gallery of Associated Press photos showing the supermoon.



A cotton candy vendor, center, walks in from of the moon during the Los Angeles Angels' baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday in Anaheim, Calif.
A full moon rises through a hazy sky past a string of green lights Saturday in Baltimore.
The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage Saturday as it rises over Lower Manhattan, including One World Trade Center, center. The moon, which reached its full stage Sunday, was expected to be seen 13.5 percent larger than usual during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
A full moon rises over Miami on Saturday.
A hazy supermoon is seen behind lighted smoke stacks Saturday night at the Alamo Quarry Market in San Antonio.
A full moon rises beyond a Latter-day Saints temple Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.
A statue of the Angel Moroni on top of a Latter-day Saints temple is silhouetted against the rising moon Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.
A supermoon rises behind the Home Place clock tower Saturday in Prattville, Ala.
A full moon rises beside the Bank of America corporate headquarters Saturday in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
A supermoon rises Saturday behind roadside plants growing in Prattville, Ala.
A full moon rises behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington on Saturday.
A full moon rises Saturday behind the helicopter from the original Batman television show, which people can ride at the New Jersey State Fair, in East Rutherford, N.J.