In Pictures: Super snow moon delights stargazers

The moon looked bigger and brighter last night as the second supermoon of 2019 took place.

The event occurs when the moon is at its shortest distance from the Earth.

As the first full moon of February, the supermoon is known as a snow moon, based on the typical cold, snowy weather in North America.

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>A passenger jet is silhouetted against the full moon in Phoenix, Arizona (Charlie Riedel/AP)</figcaption>
A passenger jet is silhouetted against the full moon in Phoenix, Arizona (Charlie Riedel/AP)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>The moon rises over the ice on the shore of Lake Superior (Alex Brandon/AP)</figcaption>
The moon rises over the ice on the shore of Lake Superior (Alex Brandon/AP)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Emirates Air Line cable cars are silhouetted against the backdrop of the moon in Greenwich, London (Yui Mok/PA)</figcaption>
Emirates Air Line cable cars are silhouetted against the backdrop of the moon in Greenwich, London (Yui Mok/PA)

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(PA Graphics)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>The supermoon rises behind a statue of the Virgin Mary in Milan (Luca Bruno/AP)</figcaption>
The supermoon rises behind a statue of the Virgin Mary in Milan (Luca Bruno/AP)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>An aircraft approaches an airport as the moon rises in Frankfurt, Germany (Michael Probst/AP)</figcaption>
An aircraft approaches an airport as the moon rises in Frankfurt, Germany (Michael Probst/AP)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>The moon is framed between illuminated concrete columns of the Floesser Bridge in Frankfurt (Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa via AP)</figcaption>
The moon is framed between illuminated concrete columns of the Floesser Bridge in Frankfurt (Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa via AP)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>The supermoon rises over the Liberty Monument in Nicosia, Cyprus (Petros Karadjias/AP)</figcaption>
The supermoon rises over the Liberty Monument in Nicosia, Cyprus (Petros Karadjias/AP)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>The moon near Whitley Bay, North Tyneside (Owen Humphreys/PA)</figcaption>
The moon near Whitley Bay, North Tyneside (Owen Humphreys/PA)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>The moon passes behind the World Trade Centre in New York (J David Ake/AP)</figcaption>
The moon passes behind the World Trade Centre in New York (J David Ake/AP)

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