In pictures: Stunning Sturgeon Moon lights up the skies

People around the world have been enjoying the fourth and final supermoon of 2022.

Known as the Sturgeon Moon, it was at its closest point to Earth at 02:36 BST on Friday.

Photographers captured the lunar event alongside stunning landscapes and famous landmarks.

The supermoon rises near the Shard skyscraper and St Paul's Cathedral in LondonIMAGE SOURCE,PETER CZIBORRA/REUTERS
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The supermoon rises near the Shard skyscraper and St Paul’s Cathedral in London
A plane is seen with the full moon behindIMAGE SOURCE,YUI MOK/PA MEDIA
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A plane is seen with the full moon behind, also in London
The moon glows over the Royal Liver Building in LiverpoolIMAGE SOURCE,PETER BYRNE/PA MEDIA
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The moon glows over the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool
The full Sturgeon supermoon rises behind the Dovercourt Lower Lighthouse in EssexIMAGE SOURCE,MARTIN DALTON/SHUTTERSTOCK
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The Dovercourt Lower Lighthouse in Essex with the supermoon rising behind
The August full moon rises behind the ferris wheel at Bristol International Balloon FiestaIMAGE SOURCE,FINNBARR WEBSTER/GETTY IMAGES
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People on the ferris wheel at the International Balloon Fiesta in Bristol with the moon glowing behind
The moon rises above the statue of the Ancient Greek god Poseidon in Ancient Corinth near Athens, GreeceIMAGE SOURCE,VALERIE GACHE/AFP
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The moon rises above the statue of the Ancient Greek god Poseidon in Ancient Corinth near Athens
The moon rises over Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon, east of AthensIMAGE SOURCE,ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/EPA-EFE/SHUTTERSTOCK
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The moon rises over Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon, east of Athens
The supermoon behind the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul, TurkeyIMAGE SOURCE,HAKAN AKGUN/DIA IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES
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Here the moon sinks behind the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul
The moon shines behind Edinburgh Castle during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo fireworks displayIMAGE SOURCE,JANE BARLOW/PA MEDIA
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The moon shines behind Edinburgh Castle during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo fireworks display
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The supermoon rises over Lower Manhattan, New York CityIMAGE SOURCE,TAYFUN COSKUN/ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES
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The last supermoon of the year rises over Lower Manhattan, New York
Full moon rises in the sky next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, FranceIMAGE SOURCE,ADNAN FARZAT/NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES
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One observer captures the event near the Eiffel Tower in Paris
The moon rises in the sky behind world's tallest building of Burj Khalifa in DubaiIMAGE SOURCE,ALI HAIDER/EPA-EFE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK
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The moon rises in the sky behind world’s tallest building of Burj Khalifa in Dubai
The moon shines over Hay El Hidhab, Benarous, TunisiaIMAGE SOURCE,NOUREDDINE AHMED/SHUTTERSTOCK
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The moon shines over Hay El Hidhab, Benarous, Tunisia

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