The supermoon might be a little overhyped, but photos of the astronomical phenomenon are still pretty to look at.

The moon reached the spot in its orbit closest to Earth Sunday morning, appearing larger and brighter than normal.

Sunday night is also a good time to view the supermoon, the largest full moon of 2013.

But Charles O’Dale, former president of Ottawa's Royal Astronomical Society of Canada branch, told the Ottawa Citizen that most people gazing at the heavens won’t see a huge difference.

“The only way you can really know a difference is if you had an instrument to measure the angular size of the moon. Sometimes you can see the moon when its furthest away, and then when it’s closest, the angle will be bigger. That’s all. You can’t discern that with your ordinary eye,” he said.

But it’s still nice to look up at the sky and see a special celestial event.

See photos of the 2013 supermoon and HuffPost Science's supermoon live blog below.

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  • Low-hanging clouds top the area over Lower Manhattan as a moon rises over New York City on Sunday, June 23, 2013. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal this weekend as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning.

  • The moon rises next to the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Chicago.

  • A full moon rises through clouds behind downtown buildings Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo.

  • A plane passes in front of the haze obscured 'Supermoon' over Singapore on June 23, 2013 in Singapore.

  • In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, the 'supermoon' is seen with the Epcot center geodesic sphere in the foreground on June 23, 2013 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This 'supermoon' is the closest and largest full moon for all of 2013. A 'supermoon' will not occur again until August 10, 2014.

  • A supermoon rises behind a building of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 23, 2013.

  • People look at the biggest and brightest full moon of the year rise at a public garden in Lisbon, Portugal Sunday, June 23 2013. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as it swung closer to Earth Sunday.

  • A couple hugs at a Lisbon public garden as the biggest and brightest full moon of the year rises behind them Sunday, June 23 2013. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as it swung closer to Earth Sunday.

  • A supermoon is seen behind a tree in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.

  • A statue of ancient Greek Goddess "Athena" is silhouetted against a "Supermoon" in Athens, on Sunday, June 23, 2013. The phenomenon occurs when the moon passes closer to Earth than usual. The event made the moon appear 14 percent larger than normal, but the difference is so small that most skywatchers won’t notice.

  • A full super moon sets behind the top of one of the minarets at the University of Tampa Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.

  • A full moon rises through a hazy sky past a string of green lights, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Baltimore.

  • A "supermoon" rises behind roadside plants growing in Prattville, Ala., Saturday, June 22, 2013.

  • A full moon rises through a hazy sky over street lamps, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Baltimore.

  • A supermoon sets near the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in New York. The larger than normal moon called the "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth and is 13.5 percent larger than usual.

  • A full moon sets by the exterior of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Sunday morning, June 23, 2013.

  • A early morning sun rises in Hinds County, Miss., near Jackson, Miss., Sunday, June 23, 2013.

  • A Supermoon rises through a clear sky past a string of yellow lights, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 23, 2013.

  • The super moon is seen in the night sky over Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The larger than normal moon called the "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth and is 13.5 percent larger than usual.

  • A supermoon rises through a clear sky past a string of yellow and green lights, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 23, 2013.

  • A full moon rises beyond a Latter-day Saints temple Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo.

  • A full moon rises beside the Bank of America corporate headquarters in downtown Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, June 22, 2013.

  • A full moon rises beside an office building in downtown Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The larger than normal moon called the "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.

  • A full moon rises through a hazy sky over street lamps, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Baltimore.

  • A "supermoon" rises behind the Home Place clock tower in Prattville, Ala., Saturday, June 22, 2013.

  • A full moon rises behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington Saturday, June 22, 2013. The larger than normal moon called the "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.

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  • Bailey Island, Maine

    View of the Bailey Island Cribstone Bridge and the supermoon.

  • SUPERMOON over Frankfurt ,Germany.

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Kevin_Kain"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/508059869/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Kevin_Kain">Kevin Kain</a>:<br />Big MOON over Frankensteiner Platz, Sachsenhausen-Nord, Frankfurt am Main. Frankfurt, Germany

  • Supermoon Over the Haight

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Susan_Leas_Latham"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/100000400611255/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Susan_Leas_Latham">Susan Leas Latham</a>:<br />Looking west from Stanyan and Page Street, San Francisco.

  • Super Moon & Sandhill Cranes

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/imtruthmonger"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/955553-tiny.png?20101230100445" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/imtruthmonger">imtruthmonger</a>:<br />Sandhill cranes traverse the face of the super moon. San Luis Valley, Colorado

  • moon over Arroyo Hondo Mesa, New Mexico

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Ron_Hagg"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Ron_Hagg">Ron Hagg</a>:<br />Great to be here

  • A "supermoon" is seen above the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Super Moon Lake Havasu City

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cory_Michael_Hall"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1757992258/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cory_Michael_Hall">Cory Michael Hall</a>:<br />Super Moon 2012 Lake Havasu City

  • The full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, south east of Athens, Greece, while tourists watch, on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Saturday's event is a "supermoon," the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

  • Moon Appears Bigger And Brighter, As Its Closer To Earth Than Normal

    PALM SPRINGS, CA - MAY 5: A perigee moon, or supermoon, rises behind wind turbines on May 5, 2012 near Palm Springs, California. The moon appears especially big and bright during this once-a-year cosmic event as the full moon is at its closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit. The perigee side of its orbit is about 31,000 miles closer than the opposite, or apogee, side. The bright light of the full moon also hides all but the brightest meteors of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, the remnant debris trail of Halley's Comet. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Big Moon Budapest

    Budapest Moon

  • A supermoon lights up Waikiki and Diamond Head Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Honolulu. A "supermoon" event happens when the moon is closest to the earth therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

  • Super Moon

    May 4, 2012 over Palmer Alaska

  • Dublin City, Ireland

    Supermoon over Marino, three miles north of Dublin City, Ireland. The small light is the top of the Spire monument on Dublin's O'Connell Street - in the centre of the city!

  • A fisherman casts a line from a jetty as the "supermoon" appears over the Atlantic Ocean, Saturday, May 5, 2012, near Bal Harbour, Fla. The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year _ and appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

  • The "supermoon" appears behind a steeple with crosses of an Orthodox church in the town of Novogrudok, 150 km (93 miles) west of Minsk, Belarus, late Saturday, May 5, 2012. The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year _ and appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

  • Moon over Pawtucket

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/RobertinBeirut"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/RobertinBeirut">RobertinBeirut</a>:<br />This was taken from Central Falls, over the downtown area of Pawtucket, RI.

  • Super Moon in Chicagoland

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Druuna"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/1336379-2-tiny.png?20110427170134" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Druuna">Druuna</a>:<br />Super Moon May 5th, 2012 in Chicagoland

  • Hartsgrove, Ohio

  • Super moon Ft Smith AR

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Lodza"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1284260836/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Lodza">Lodza</a>:<br />

  • Livermore, Maine

    Taken at moonrise.

  • The full moon rises behind Statue of Liberty replica atop of a hotel in Kosovo's capital Pristina on Saturday, May 5, 2012. On Saturday, the moon will be a "supermoon" or perigee moon as the moon is at it's closest approach to the earth. ( AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu )

  • Livermore, Maine

    Taken at moonrise.

  • Westhaven Supermoon

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Rob_Youngblood"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1832788374/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Rob_Youngblood">Rob Youngblood</a>:<br />SuperMoon over Franklin, Tennessee



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