In Pictures: The Supermoon Eclipse Around the World

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A supermoon is seen during a lunar eclipse behind pods of the London Eye wheel in London, September 28, 2015. Sky-watchers around the world are in for a treat Sunday night and Monday when the shadow of Earth casts a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year. The total "supermoon" lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon" is one that appears bigger and brighter than usual as it reaches the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth. Toby Melville/Reuters

People around the world watched the supermoon lunar eclipse on Sunday evening through Monday morning, the first to appear in 33 years.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, making it appear larger in the sky. A lunar eclipse is also known as a blood moon because of the reddish glow caused by Earth's shadow.

The eclipse was visible in North America, South America, West Africa and Western Europe. While the western half of North America, the rest of Europe and Africa, the Middle East and South Asia observed a partial eclipse.

It's the first such occasion since 1982, and the next supermoon eclipse won't be until 2033, according to NASA.

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The Moon, appearing in a dim red color, is covered by the Earth's shadow during a total lunar eclipse over Paris, France September 28. Charles Platiau/Reuters
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A supermoon is seen in the sky in San Salvador, El Salvador, September 27. Jose Cabezas/Reuters
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A supermoon, the last of this year's supermoons, rises over a minaret of a mosque in Wadi El-Rayan Lake at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, south west of Cairo, Egypt. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
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A super moon rises in the sky near the Eiffel tower as seen from Suresnes, Western Paris, France. Charles Platiau/Reuters
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A supermoon rises in the sky over the Rio de La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Enrique Marcarian/Reuters
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The Moon, appearing next to a statue on the Alexander III bridge, in a dim red colour, is covered by the Earth's shadow during a total lunar eclipse over Paris, France September 28. Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
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A supermoon is seen over the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the Queens borough of New York September 27. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
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The total "supermoon" lunar eclipse is seen from Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway. Haakon Mosvold Larsen/Reuters
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A supermoon is seen in the sky above Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, California. Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters
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The partially covered Supermoon is seen behind a look-out point on the peak of mount Uetliberg in Zurich, Switzerland. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters