La superluna por el mundo (© AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The supermoon rises over Beijing on Sunday. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

La superluna por el mundo (© REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)

La superluna por el mundo (© REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)

La superluna por el mundo (© REUTERS/Jon Nazca)

La superluna por el mundo (© REUTERS/Jon Nazca)

La superluna por el mundo (© YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

The supermoon was seen around the world and is shown here rising about the Kuwait skyline.

La superluna por el mundo (© REUTERS/Jon Nazca)

La superluna por el mundo (© REUTERS/Jon Nazca)

La superluna por el mundo (© REUTERS/Toru Hanai)

The supermoon is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo August The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual.

La superluna por el mundo (© AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The super moon rises over a Chinese words reads "China construction" in Beijing, China

La superluna por el mundo (© Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

The large moon offers striking photo opportunities, such as this one at the Torrelodones Tower in city of Torrelodones, near Madrid.

La superluna por el mundo (© REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji)

A supermoon rises behind Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon Aug The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual.

La superluna por el mundo (© REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino)

La superluna por el mundo (© REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino)

La superluna por el mundo (© Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Seen here over Madrid, the supermoon did make it more difficult for stargazers to witness the annual Perseid meteor shower.

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