"Supermoons" gained their popular name as media sought to describe what happens when the moon approaches its closest distances to the Earth, appearing at its largest and brightest.
Scientists, who refer to these full moons as perigee moons, consider these to be rather common occurrences.
However, for scientists and civilians alike, it is quite a sight to behold — especially Sunday's moon, which was said to be the most extraordinary of three supermoons lighting up skies this summer. The first occurred on July 12, and the third will take place on Sept. 9.
If you're upset you missed Sunday's spectacle in space, the moon will still appear quite full Monday night, and below are some photos to hold you over: