Supermoon: The brightest full moon since 1948

People across the world watched with bated breath as the Supermoon--largest and brightest full moon appeared after nearly seven decades on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon takes place when the shadow of the earth casts a reddish glow on the moon.

Crowds gather on Elwood beach for a chance to see the super moon on November 14, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

Crowds gather on Elwood beach for a chance to see the super moon on November 14, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

The supermoon rises over Washington, DC November 13, 2016. Sky gazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches to view the full moon.

The supermoon rises over Washington, DC November 13, 2016. Sky gazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches to view the full moon.

The 'supermoon' is seen above a statue at the top of the Nature and History Museum on November 14, 2016 in Vienna, Austria.

The 'supermoon' is seen above a statue at the top of the Nature and History Museum on November 14, 2016 in Vienna, Austria.

The 'Supermoon' peeps from behind the Propylaea above the Ancient Acropolis hill in Athens on November 14, 2016.

The 'Supermoon' peeps from behind the Propylaea above the Ancient Acropolis hill in Athens on November 14, 2016.

The 'supermoon' rises over the Sikh Shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar as the sky lights up with fireworks on November 14, 2016.

The 'supermoon' rises over the Sikh Shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar as the sky lights up with fireworks on November 14, 2016.

The supermoon rises behind one of the seven statues by spanish artist Jaume Plensa on Massena square in Nice , France, November 14, 2016.

The supermoon rises behind one of the seven statues by spanish artist Jaume Plensa on Massena square in Nice , France, November 14, 2016.