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Sunday night marked the arrival of the much awaited "supermoon," the not very scientific-sounding name for when a full moon is closest to the earth.

Media outlets told us to get our binoculars ready for the arrival of this Godzilla while astrologists quibbled that the supermoon probably wouldn't look any larger to the human eye than a normal full moon.  

Well, the pictures are in and we've collected the best images of the lunar spectacle from 13 different countries. 

Was the super moon really out of this world? You be the judge. 

Brasilia, Brazil

The moon appears larger than normal pictured behind a tree in Brazil (Reuters)

Tokyo, Japan

The supermoon rises behind a ferris wheel in Japan (Reuters)

Washington D.C., United States

The "Peace Monument" on the U.S. Capital (AP)

Warsaw, Poland

The moon behind a Jesus Christ statue at the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw (AP)

Madrid, Spain

A couple chatting outside in Madrid (AP)

Rasing, Austria

The supermoon shines through trees in a forest near Rasing (AP)

Wanda, Australia

Virginia Maddock watches the moon in a suburb of Sydney (Reuters)

Munich, Germany

The supermoon rises behind a church in Munich (AP)

Mosta, Malta

Fireworks celebrating a patron saint pass the moon near Mosta (Reuters) 

Berlin, Germany

The moon behind a bridge in Berlin (Reuters)

Sierra de las Nieves, Spain

In between El Burgo and Ronda, near Malaga in southern Spain.

Sydney, Australia

The moon rising over the Sydney Opera House (Reuters)

Moscow, Russia

The moon over the stars on the Kremlin in Moscow (Reuters)

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