A man rides a snowboard at Abali ski resort in Turkey's Van on Tuesday, February 19. A supermoon is a full moon that almost coincides with the closest distance that the moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a larger-than-usual visible size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.
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The 'super snow moon,' in pictures

Updated 4:33 AM ET, Wed February 20, 2019

A man rides a snowboard at Abali ski resort in Turkey's Van on Tuesday, February 19. A supermoon is a full moon that almost coincides with the closest distance that the moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a larger-than-usual visible size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.
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The biggest and brightest supermoon of the year brightened the skies on Tuesday.

The super snow moon is the second of three supermoon events in the first three months of the year -- a packed lunar calendar for 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that took the first humans to the moon.

It made the moon appear unusually large when it rose and set, and -- like most lunar events -- it drew stargazers around the world outside.