Believe the hype: The "supermoon" is real, and it's spectacular.

A seemingly larger, and brighter-than-normal moon graced the skies of several Canadian cities on Saturday night. Known scientifically as a "perigee moon," the Earth's natural satellite appeared closer than usual, because of its temporary position on the planet's elliptical orbit.

The global phenomenon has also become a social media sensation, with international celestial sightings in Jerusalem, Budapest, New York City, and Cairo. But, according to the Weather Network, the "supermoon" was most visible to Canadians residing in Calgary, Halifax and Vancouver, due to minimal cloud cover.

However, this partial obstruction did not stop the Canucks from snapping photos of the sky. One of the first snapshots of the "supermoon" came at around 5:45 a.m. on Saturday, from the heart of downtown Toronto.

But, in case you missed it, there are two other opportunities to catch the "supermoon" in its natural habitat this summer, with special full moons on Aug. 10, and Sept. 9 -- the former is reportedly set to be this year's closest moon sighting.

Here is a collection of the best "supermoon" sightings in Canada:

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  • Big Gibbous, Supermoon 2013

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  • The Supermoon Over Walt Disney World Resort

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - JUNE 23: 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. (Photo by David Roark/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

  • The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises behind the helicopter from the original Batman television show, which people can ride at the New Jersey State Fair, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. 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. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • The moon in its waxing gibbous stage shines behind a statue entitled "Enlightenment Giving Power" by John Gelert, which sits at the top of the dome of the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, N.J., Friday, June 21, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expeced to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises behind people sitting on a basket on a ferris wheel at the New Jersey State Fair, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. 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. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • The moon rises behind power lines on Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year, called a supermoon, happens as the moon passes closer to earth than usual. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

  • Super Moon over Stanley Park Vancouver BC.

  • 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. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

  • 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.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

  • A full moon rises beside the Bank of America corporate headquarters 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.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

  • Dunking the moon.

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  • A "supermoon" rises behind the Home Place clock tower in Prattville, Ala., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal, sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it's worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • A statue of the Angel Moroni on top a Latter-day Saints temple is silhouetted against the rising moon Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. 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. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • A full moon rises beyond a Latter-day Saints temple Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. 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. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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  • A hazy "supermoon" is seen behind lighted smoke stacks at the Alamo Quarry Markey, formerly a cement factory, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in San Antonio. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear larger than normal, sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • The moon rises behind the Tennessee state capitol on Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year, called a supermoon, happens as the moon passes closer to earth than usual. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

  • The moon in its waxing gibbous stage sh behind tree limbs and a statue a marble statue by John Gelert representing history and law on the top of the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, N.J., Friday, June 21, 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. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises over Lower Manhattan, including One World Trade Center, center, seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be seen 13.5 percent larger than usual during a phenomenon known as supermoon. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • A full moon rises through a hazy sky past a string of green lights, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Baltimore. 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. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

  • A full moon rises through a hazy sky over street lamps, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Baltimore. 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. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

  • The larger-than-normal full moon referred to as Supermoon is seen setting beyond a refinery in Norco, La., 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. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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  • A full moon sets by the exterior of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Sunday morning, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage Sunday, is expected to be significantly closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • The larger-than-normal full moon referred to as Supermoon is seen setting beyond a tree near fishing camps in Akers, La., Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • A early morning sun rises in Hinds County, Miss., near Jackson, Miss., Sunday, June 23, 2013. However, most public interest is still about the moon, which will reach its full stage Sunday, and is expected to be significantly closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • Supermoon 2013, Melbourne, Australia

    This image was created on a double exposure photographic technique, where I first introduced the city background with a 19mm lens and seconds later the moon with a 400 mm lens as seen from the Docklands precinct in Melbourne city.

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  • The larger-than-normal full moon referred to as Supermoon is seen setting beyond fishing camps in Akers, La., Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • The larger-than-normal full moon referred to as Supermoon is seen setting beyond a refinery in Norco, La., Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Maui Supermoon

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    A closer, brighter full moon dubbed a "supermoon" is shown around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013 in this picture made through an amateur astronomer's 5-inch refractor telescope, near Stedman, N.C. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Johnny Horne)

  • Super Moon, Minarets

    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. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • A Supermoon rises through a clear sky past a string of yellow lights, in Cairo, Egypt, 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. The "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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