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Full moon images from around the world

Today might be considered a superstitious person’s superstorm: Friday the 13th and a full moon. To others it’s just an alignment of month, day and moon phase. View a gallery of full moons from around the world taken over the years.

Related story: Full moon on Friday the 13th is rare


Felipe Dana - Associated Press

A helicopter takes off at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, as the full moon is seen behind. The soccer team of Brazil had a training session the day before the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia in the Itaquerao Stadium, Sao Paulo.


Rajeev Gupta - Associated Press

A full moon is seen behind a Buddha statue lit up on the eve of Buddha Jayanti festival at a monastery in Bhopal, India, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The festival marks Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

A full moon rises as people walk across the Centennial Trail’s Hamilton Street pedestrian overpass, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Spokane, Wash.


Charlie Riedel - Associated Press

A full moon rises behind a statue of a Kansas Indian on top of the Kansas Statehouse Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Topeka, Kan.


Hassan Ammar - Associated Press

A halo surrounds the full moon as it rises behind a cross on the steeple of a church, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.


Charlie Riedel - Associated Press

Fireworks streak across the sky near the full moon during a Fourth of July celebration in Kansas City, Kan. Tuesday, July 3, 2012.


Bruce Newman/The Orange County Register - Associated Press

A full moon sets behind a car waiting for the traffic light at the intersection of Bastanchury Road and State College Boulevard in Fullerton, Calif. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.


Nati Harnik - Associated Press

In this file photo from March 18, 2011, sandhill cranes fly in front of a nearly full moon, near Alda, Neb. About half a million sandhill cranes stop along an 80-mile stretch of the Platte River for three to four weeks each spring in March and April before continuing their journey to Canada, Alaska and Siberia.


Joshua Trujillo/Seattle Post-Intelligence - Associated Press

A full moon rises behind the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s signature neon globe atop the newspaper’s headquarters on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 in Seattle. As the Seattle Post-Intelligencer moves toward printing its last edition, it remains unclear whether its bigger rival, The Seattle Times, is far behind _ and whether this famously literate city could soon find itself without a major daily newspaper.


File - The Spokesman-Review

The moon rises over the South Hill in Spokane, Wash., June 18, 2008.


Sean DuFrene/Today’s Local News - Associated Press

A spider sits ready to pounce on any tasty treats that might happen to land in its web under a full moon on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2005, in San Marcos, Calif.


Adrin Snider/The Daily Press - Associated Press

A passenger jet is sillouetted against a full moon as it passes the Virginia Peninsula during an evening flight over the Chesapeake Bay, Nov. 1, 2001.

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