The world looked up in wonder on Sunday night as the August sturgeon moon rose in the night sky.
Photographers around the world captured incredible shots of the full moon sitting above iconic landmarks.
The huge moon was seen behind cathedrals in Colombia, the London skyline, the Statue of Liberty in New York and more.
Taking its name from Native American folklore, the August ‘sturgeon moon’ was named after the river fish common in New England.
Native American tribes in the area named the moon after the fish because sturgeons were most readily caught in August.
The August full moon also goes by other names, including the ‘Barley Moon,’ ‘Green Corn Moon’, ‘Fruit Moon’ or ‘Grain Moon’, as it is referred to in the UK.
While shots from Saturday and Sunday night show the moon at impressive near-fullness, the moon will not reach its peak until around noon EST today.
But that did not stop photographers from capturing the moon’s beauty in exotic locations across the globe, previewing what is to come.
August’s sturgeon moon rises behind the columns of the ancient marble Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion in Greece
The night sky is lit up by the huge pink moon in London’s financial district in the UK on Sunday night. The sturgeon moon is known as the ‘grain moon’ in Britain
People take pictures of the giant pink moon in the night sky in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday night. The sturgeon moon takes its name from Native American folklore
The giant sturgeon moon rises above the hills in Darwen, Lancashire, UK, to the side of the Jubilee Tower as horses and sheep frolic in the fields on Saturday night
A man wearing a face mask stands in front of the sturgeon moon in Ankara, Turkey. The moon gained its name because sturgeon were most readily caught by Native American tribes in New England in August
The sturgeon moon rises directly above the Statue of Liberty in New York on Saturday as two helicopters fly past in the evening
Photographers spot the sturgeon moon rise above a cross at the Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica of Bogotá & Primate of Colombia
People climb onto their balconies to see the moon in Istanbul, Turkey. The August full moon also goes by other names, including the ‘Barley Moon,’ ‘Green Corn Moon’ or ‘Fruit Moon’
Photographers line up to capture the sturgeon moon above the Statue of Liberty in New York on Saturday night
The sturgeon moon, seen in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, on Saturday night lined up with the bright planet Jupiter (left) over the weekend
While shots from Saturday and Sunday night (above, in Greece) show the moon at impressive near-fullness, the moon will not reach its peak until around noon EST today
The moon begins to rise in Ankara, Turkey, as a cyclist goes past. The moon appeared to be full on Sunday night and will do so again tonight after reaching its peak at noon
In London, the moon appears bright pink as it rises over the skyscrapers in the city’s financial district on Sunday night
The moon appears a much lighter shade of bright white in Turkey’s capital on the same night. The sturgeon moon will reach its peak at 4pm GMT