(AP) — A supermoon lit up the skies around the world Wednesday night.

Still images from The Associated Press showed the supermoon rising over a castle in Milan, Italy, bathing statues in moonlight.

In Baghdad, the moon rose over the statue of King Faisal I, making a silhouette in the night.

The moon reflected over ships in the Mediterranean sea, touching Cyprus and illuminating Mersin, Turkey.

In Russia, the moon shone on a village east of St. Petersburg peacefully.

The moon’s orbit will bring it closer to Earth than usual. This cosmic combo is called a supermoon.