Edition:
United States
Pictures | Mon May 7, 2012 | 12:15pm EDT

Super moon

<p>A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (L) in New York, May 6, 2012.  REUTERS/Gary Hershorn </p>

A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (L) in New York, May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (L) in New York, May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Close
1 / 13
<p>The full "super Moon," scientifically known as a "perigee moon," is pictured over the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes </p>

The full "super Moon," scientifically known as a "perigee moon," is pictured over the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

The full "super Moon," scientifically known as a "perigee moon," is pictured over the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Close
2 / 13
<p>The full moon rises behind a mosque as birds fly in Amman, Jordan May 5, 2012.  REUTERS/Ali Jarekji    </p>

The full moon rises behind a mosque as birds fly in Amman, Jordan May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

The full moon rises behind a mosque as birds fly in Amman, Jordan May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Close
3 / 13
<p>A view of the "super Moon" is seen above a cathedral tower in Guatemala City, May 5, 2012.  REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

A view of the "super Moon" is seen above a cathedral tower in Guatemala City, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

A view of the "super Moon" is seen above a cathedral tower in Guatemala City, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Close
4 / 13
<p>The full "Super Moon", scientifically known as a "perigee moon", rises under palm trees as an airplane lands at Los Angeles International Airport in Inglewood, California May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon </p>

The full "Super Moon", scientifically known as a "perigee moon", rises under palm trees as an airplane lands at Los Angeles International Airport in Inglewood, California May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

The full "Super Moon", scientifically known as a "perigee moon", rises under palm trees as an airplane lands at Los Angeles International Airport in Inglewood, California May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

Close
5 / 13
<p>A view of the "super Moon" is seen with a silhouette of a statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ at the shrine of Our Lady of Mantara in Maghdousheh village, southern Lebanon, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho  </p>

A view of the "super Moon" is seen with a silhouette of a statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ at the shrine of Our Lady of Mantara in Maghdousheh village, southern Lebanon, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

A view of the "super Moon" is seen with a silhouette of a statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ at the shrine of Our Lady of Mantara in Maghdousheh village, southern Lebanon, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Close
6 / 13
<p>The "super Moon" rises over the skyline in Toronto, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch </p>

The "super Moon" rises over the skyline in Toronto, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The "super Moon" rises over the skyline in Toronto, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Close
7 / 13
<p>A runner makes his way along a trail on a butte in front of the "super Moon"  at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona May 5, 2012.   REUTERS/Darryl Webb  </p>

A runner makes his way along a trail on a butte in front of the "super Moon" at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Darryl Webb

A runner makes his way along a trail on a butte in front of the "super Moon" at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Darryl Webb

Close
8 / 13
<p>A view of the "super Moon" is seen with a silhouette of a church cross from Havana May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A view of the "super Moon" is seen with a silhouette of a church cross from Havana May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

A view of the "super Moon" is seen with a silhouette of a church cross from Havana May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Close
9 / 13
<p>The full moon rises from the top of the Haramoun mountain, as seen from Marjayoun village in south Lebanon May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi </p>

The full moon rises from the top of the Haramoun mountain, as seen from Marjayoun village in south Lebanon May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

The full moon rises from the top of the Haramoun mountain, as seen from Marjayoun village in south Lebanon May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Close
10 / 13
<p>The moon rises near an apartment block in Bucharest May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti </p>

The moon rises near an apartment block in Bucharest May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

The moon rises near an apartment block in Bucharest May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Close
11 / 13
<p>Birds fly in front of the moon at sunset in Bucharest May 4, 2012.  REUTERS/Radu Sigheti </p>

Birds fly in front of the moon at sunset in Bucharest May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Birds fly in front of the moon at sunset in Bucharest May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Close
12 / 13
<p>A bird flies in front of a full moon rising over Manila May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo </p>

A bird flies in front of a full moon rising over Manila May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A bird flies in front of a full moon rising over Manila May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Close
13 / 13

Next Slideshows

Sarkozy moments

A look back at the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy.

May 07 2012

France picks new president

French socialist Francois Hollande beats Nicolas Sarkozy to be the new president of France.

May 07 2012

Photos of the week

Our best photos from the past week.

May 04 2012

Election balloons blast

Hundreds of small balloons go up in flames at an Armenian campaign rally, injuring more than 140 at the event.

May 04 2012

MORE IN PICTURES

What Islamic State left behind

What Islamic State left behind

Sifting through the rubble of Islamic State's abandoned strongholds.

Iraqi forces complete takeover of Kirkuk

Iraqi forces complete takeover of Kirkuk

Iraqi forces take control of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga.

Battle for besieged Philippine city nears end

Battle for besieged Philippine city nears end

Some of the 200,000 residents of Marawi, driven from their homes during 150 days of battle between the Philippine military and pro-Islamic State rebels, return to start a long cleanup of their devastated city.

Puerto Rico after Maria

Puerto Rico after Maria

Residents of Puerto Rico start to rebuild after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

Road to the World Series

Road to the World Series

Highlights from the MLB playoffs.

Today in Sports

Today in Sports

Our top sports photography of the day.

One month after Mexico's earthquake

One month after Mexico's earthquake

Residents grapple with the aftermath of last month's quake in Mexico City that killed over 300 people.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Richard Spencer speaks on Florida campus

Richard Spencer speaks on Florida campus

Protesters chanting "Go home Nazis" sought to drown out the speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida, as the campus erected barricades and deployed hundreds of police officers to guard against unrest.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast