From Frankfurt and New York to Istanbul and Beijing, skygazers could enjoy a beautiful supermoon rise over the horizon in an impressive astronomic spectacle.

The full moon appeared bigger than normal and sometimes slightly orange-colored as it lit skies around the globe.

It reached its full stage on Tuesday during a phenomenon known as a supermoon because of its proximity to Earth. It is also referred to as the “Strawberry Moon” because it is the full moon at strawberry harvest time.

In Frankfurt, it rose behind the German city’s banking district’s skyline, while in Beijing the forbidden city’s roof decorations depicting sacred beasts were silhouetted in sharp black by the moon.

The moon also illuminated New York City’s Statue of Liberty and shone on the pillars of the ancient temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion south of Athens, Greece.

The Strawberry Supermoon rises in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)
Sculptures of angels fixed at the St. Isaak’s Cathedral are silhouetted on the full moon. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)
The full moon rises between two towers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)
The strawberry supermoon rises behind the village of Imerovigli in Greece. (Photo Credit: Associated Press) 
A supermoon rises behind sculpture of Tomislav of Croatia. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)