Mon, March 21, 2011
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World sees super moon Saturday night

2011-03-21 08:57:42 GMT2011-03-21 16:57:42(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The moon rises above a pagoda in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 19, 2011. The world saw a super moon on Saturday night as the moon passed the earth at the distance of around 360,000 kilometers, the closest in the past 19 years. (Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

The moon rises above a statue in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, March 19, 2011. The world saw a super moon on Saturday night as the moon passed the earth at the distance of around 360,000 kilometers, the closest in the past 19 years. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

A full moon rises over the Chrysler building in Manhattan, New York, March 19, 2011. The world saw a super moon on Saturday night as the moon passed the earth at the distance of around 360,000 kilometers, the closest in the past 19 years. (Xinhua/ Wu Kaixiang)

A full moon rises over Manhattan, New York, March 19, 2011. The world saw a super moon on Saturday night as the moon passed the earth at the distance of around 360,000 kilometers, the closest in the past 19 years. (Xinhua/ Wu Kaixiang)

A full moon rises over Washington D.C., capital of the United States, March 19, 2011. The world saw a super moon on Saturday night as the moon passed the earth at the distance of around 360,000 kilometers, the closest in the past 19 years. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

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A full moon rises behind the Big Ben in central London, Britain, March 19, 2011. The world saw a super moon on Saturday night as the moon passed the earth at the distance of around 360,000 kilometers, the closest in the past 19 years. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

The world saw a super moon on Saturday night as the moon passed the earth at the distance of around 360,000 kilometers, the closest in the past 19 years.

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