Super Harvest Moon Lights Up the Night Sky

PHOTO: A couple sits on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River as the full moon rises in the distance, Sept. 8, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.PlayCharlie Riedel/AP Photo
WATCH Harvest Moon Lights Up the Night Sky

A "super moon" lit up the sky Monday, the third such occurrence this summer.

The glowing orb could be seen around sunset, providing a beautiful evening backdrop.

PHOTO: A full moon ascends behind a sailboat-themed weather vane in the city of Oconomowoc, Wis., Sept. 8, 2014.John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal/AP Photo
A full moon ascends behind a sailboat-themed weather vane in the city of Oconomowoc, Wis., Sept. 8, 2014.

People tried to capture photos of the moon, which is also classified as a harvest moon because it falls the closest to this year’s autumnal equinox on Sept. 22.

PHOTO: Queens University student Lindsay Meier takes a picture of the moon as it rises over Lake Ontario in Kingston, Ontario, Sept. 8, 2014.Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press/AP Photo
Queen's University student Lindsay Meier takes a picture of the moon as it rises over Lake Ontario in Kingston, Ontario, Sept. 8, 2014.

Stunning views of the moon could be seen across the world.

PHOTO: The moon rises with an orange glow as people watch from a rock cliff at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Sept. 9, 2014.Rick Rycroft/AP Photo
The moon rises with an orange glow as people watch from a rock cliff at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Sept. 9, 2014.

While it's not yet autumn, the harvest moon earned its place in lunar lore because moon rises several days before and after happen closer to sunset.

PHOTO: The moon rises over a downtown office buildings Sept. 8, 2014, in Springfield, Ill.Seth Perlman/AP Photo
The moon rises over a downtown office buildings Sept. 8, 2014, in Springfield, Ill.