In pictures: Dazzling supermoon rises above Britain

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Skygazers enjoyed magical views as a dazzling supermoon rose across Britain.

December's full moon, traditionally known as the Cold Moon, appears bigger and brighter in the sky as it sits closer than average to Earth.

The last supermoon of 2017 sets over Whitley Bay, Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
The last supermoon of 2017 sets over Whitley Bay, Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

December's full moon is traditionally known as the Cold Moon (Owen Humphreys/PA)
December's full moon is traditionally known as the Cold Moon (Owen Humphreys/PA)

The winter supermoon rises over the lighthouse at South Shields (Owen Humphreys/PA)
The winter supermoon rises over the lighthouse at South Shields (Owen Humphreys/PA)

A supermoon rises in front of a replica of the Statue of Liberty sitting atop the Liberty Building in Buffalo, New York state (Julio Cortez/AP)
A supermoon rises in front of a replica of the Statue of Liberty sitting atop the Liberty Building in Buffalo, New York state (Julio Cortez/AP)

The weathervane on Cullercoats Clock Tower in North Tyneside (Owen Humphreys/PA)
The weathervane on Cullercoats Clock Tower in North Tyneside (Owen Humphreys/PA)

The moon rises behind the Uppatasanti Pagoda seen from Naypyitaw in Burma (Aung Shine Oo/AP)
The moon rises behind the Uppatasanti Pagoda seen from Naypyitaw in Burma (Aung Shine Oo/AP)

The first supermoon of the year was visible on January 12 and the second was on November 3 (Danny Lawson/PA)
The first supermoon of the year was visible on January 12 and the second was on November 3 (Danny Lawson/PA)

The moon over Huddersfield in Yorkshire on a frosty morning (Danny Lawson/PA)
The moon over Huddersfield in Yorkshire on a frosty morning (Danny Lawson/PA)

The moon rises over a building in Netanya, Israel (Ariel Schalit/AP)
The moon rises over a building in Netanya, Israel (Ariel Schalit/AP)