A "supermoon" appears near the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
A "supermoon" appears near the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
The full moon rises behind a mosque as birds fly in Amman May 5, 2012. Saturday will see the rise of a full moon called the "Super Moon" when it arrives at its closest point to the Earth in 2012.  REUTERS/Ali Jarekji    (JORDAN - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
The full moon rises behind a mosque as birds fly in Amman May 5, 2012. Saturday will see the rise of a full moon called the "Super Moon" when it arrives at its closest point to the Earth in 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A "supermoon" sets behind the Mare shanty town complex in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
A "supermoon" sets behind the Mare shanty town complex in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
A fisherman casts a line from a jetty as the moon rises in the Atlantic Ocean, Saturday, May 5, 2012, near Bal Harbour, Fla. Saturday's event is a "supermoon," the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. The moon will come within about 221,802 miles (357,000 kilometers) from Earth. That's about 15,300 miles (24,600 kilometers) closer than average. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A fisherman casts a line from a jetty as the moon rises in the Atlantic Ocean, Saturday, May 5, 2012, near Bal Harbour, Fla. Saturday's event is a "supermoon," the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. The moon will come within about 221,802 miles (357,000 kilometers) from Earth. That's about 15,300 miles (24,600 kilometers) closer than average. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A "supermoon" is seen above the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
A "supermoon" is seen above the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
A full moon rises above the temporarily closed Hotel Pere Marquette, in Peoria, Illinois. Photo: AP
A full moon rises above the temporarily closed Hotel Pere Marquette, in Peoria, Illinois. Photo: AP
The moon rises behind the University Auditorium at the University of Florida as seen from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville Florida. Photo: AP
The moon rises behind the University Auditorium at the University of Florida as seen from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville Florida. Photo: AP
The moon rises next to the Century Tower at the University of Florida as seen from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Photo: AP
The moon rises next to the Century Tower at the University of Florida as seen from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Photo: AP
06.05.2012. A "supermoon" appears  on the skyline of the Pretoria CBD last night  lighting up the tall buildings . A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth
Picture : Sizwe Ndingane
06.05.2012. A "supermoon" appears on the skyline of the Pretoria CBD last night lighting up the tall buildings . A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth Picture : Sizwe Ndingane
The May's full moon rises besided San Francisco Coit Tower in San Francisco on Saturday, May 5, 2012.
The May's full moon rises besided San Francisco Coit Tower in San Francisco on Saturday, May 5, 2012.
A "super moon" rises above a egret nesting area on the west side of Wichita, US. Photo: AP
A "super moon" rises above a egret nesting area on the west side of Wichita, US. Photo: AP
A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (L) in New York. Photo: Reuters
A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (L) in New York. Photo: Reuters
A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (L) in New York. Photo: Reuters
A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (L) in New York. Photo: Reuters
A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (C) in New York. Photo: Reuters
A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (C) in New York. Photo: Reuters

A supermoon dazzled the night skies this weekend as the lunar body swept along the low point of its elliptical orbit around the Earth.

A supermoon dazzled the night skies this weekend as the lunar body swept along the low point of its elliptical orbit around the Earth.