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For many people around the world, it was possible to see the second Super Moon of the year following the Super Wolf Blood Moon last month. Called a snow moon in accordance with the Indian calendar. The lunar event is also called a snow moon in European culture because of the amount of snow that falls in February.

At its closest point to Earth, known as its perigee, it will be 221,681 miles from Earth.

Unfortunately, for many in the UK, it was most visible today at 17:11 although it reached its closest point to Earth at 9:06 this morning.

Today 's Super Moon will also be 14% larger and almost 30% brighter than normal Full Moons.

Next month, the world will also be invited to another lunar show with the third Supermoon on March 21st.

Follow below for live updates and photos of this extraordinary lunar event. All times in GMT.

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The Supermoon passes over Argentina

The Supermoon passes over Argentina (Image: GETTY)

Update from 05:51: Argentina takes advantage of the incredible glow of Supermoon

March's Supermoon is called Crow or Moonworm.

Both refer to the imminent end of winter and early spring.

View supermoon in the sky over Guadalajara, Mexico

View of Supermoon in the sky above Guadalajara in Mexico (Image: EPA)

Updated from 3:50 am: Super Snow Moon passes over Mexico

The incredible Super Snow Moon illuminates Guadalajara.

Next month, the last Supermoon will appear in the sky as spring approaches.

    The Empire State Building is seen as a super moon rises in New York

The Empire State Building is seen as a super moon rises in New York (Image: GETTY)

Update from 02:55: New York welcomes the Supermoon

In an incredible image, the Empire State Building is in the forefront of the lunar phenomenon.

The Supermoon today is the largest of the three that will appear this year.

There will be a last Supermoon next month.

A plane flies as we see the Supermoon in Brussels

A plane flies as we see the Supermoon in Brussels (Image: GETTY)

01.07am update: Brussels welcomes the phenomenon

A few hours after Turkey, Brussels hosts the incredible Snow Moon shining in the sky.

Unfortunately for many people in the hub of Europe, the day was mostly cloudy and prevented the sight of many night observers.

Last February, there was a Black Moon, which meant that there was no Full Moon during the month.

The Supermoon seen on a hill in Ankara, capital of Turkey

The Supermoon seen on a hill in Ankara, capital of Turkey (Image: GETTY)

Update 12:33: The Super Snow Moon is born from the hills of Ankara

After the dazzling lunar rally on Istanbul, the Full Moon offers incredible views from the hills just outside the Turkish capital.

Apparently at its closest point to Earth, the moon is much bigger than it usually is.

The Super Snow Moon appeared at its maximum at 18:53 local time.

The Supermoon seen on the Martyrs' Bridge on July 15 in Istanbul, Turkey

The Supermoon seen on the Martyrs' Bridge on July 15 in Istanbul, Turkey (Image: GETTY)

Update 12:16: The snow moon delights the city of Istanbul

As night falls on the city of Istanbul, the Snow Moon takes on its brilliance and visibility.

The Full Moon meets is a perigee, which means it is getting closer to the Earth.

St. Paul's Cathedral in Mdina

St. Paul's Cathedral in Mdina (Image: REUTERS)

Update 12:06: The snow moon continues to bring happiness to Malta

The Supermoon in flames St Paul's Cathedral in Mdina.

At nightfall on Malta, the moon kindled the cathedral in an incredible sight.

The lunar delight in Malta

The lunar delight in Malta (Image: REUTERS)

Update of 23:55: The moon moon adorns the sky in Malta

The second of the year, Supermoons, delights the continent 's viewers.

Named in accordance with the calendar of Native Americans, the Supermoon arrives in a month generally known for its heavy snowfall.

The lunar event was also referred to as hunger or moonlight because of the shortage of food in the winter.

Supermoon in Santiago de Compostela

Supermoon in Santiago de Compostela (Image: EPA)

Update of 23:49: Supermoon delights the sky in Spain

The magnificent event seen in Santiago de Compostela.

The incredible view was seen at 19:52 local time while the whole world had another glimpse of Supermoon.


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