In Pictures: Super snow moon delights stargazers

The moon looked bigger and brighter on Tuesday night as the second supermoon of 2019 took place.

The event occurs when the moon is at its shortest distance from the Earth.

As the first full moon of February, the supermoon is known as a snow moon, based on the typical cold, snowy weather in North America.

The moon rises over the ice on the shore of Lake Superior Credit: Alex Brandon/AP
The moon rises over the Parthenon in Athens. Credit: Petros Giannakouris/AP
Emirates Air Line cable cars are silhouetted against the backdrop of the moon in Greenwich, London Credit: Yui Mok/PA
The supermoon rises behind a statue of the Virgin Mary in Milan Credit: Luca Bruno/AP
An aircraft approaches an airport as the moon rises in Frankfurt, Germany Credit: Michael Probst/AP
The moon is framed between illuminated concrete columns of the Floesser Bridge in Frankfurt Credit: Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa via AP
The supermoon rises over the Liberty Monument in Nicosia, Cyprus Credit: Petros Karadjias/AP
The moon near Whitley Bay, North Tyneside Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA
The moon passes behind One World Trade Center in New York Credit: J David Ake/AP