(CNN)A full moon illuminated Christmas this week, sending social media users abuzz.
Friday's lunar show was the first full moon on Christmas in 38 years.
The moon was covered by clouds in a big chunk of the United States, but in places with clear skies it was quite the holiday treat.
Stojan Stojanovski photographed silhouettes standing in front of the full moon in Ohrid, Macedonia.
In T'boli, Philippines, Norman Dagang also captured the brilliant sphere. "It was exceptionally bright that time," he said. "I thought it was a rare opportunity to take a photo of a full moon on Christmas."
And in Kobe, Japan, Dennis Doucet, shared a photo of the lunar peak. "It was overcast for most of the evening, but there was a brief break in the clouds and I was able to get a clear shot of the moon," he said.