This Saturday night, those lucky enough to catch clear skies were in for a treat when the brightest, “biggest” full moon in nearly two decades enchanted glares. Called a supermoon, the phenomenon describes a perigee full moon, meaning that the moon orbits at a much closer distance from the Earth than usual.

Photo by Kai Schreiber.

Unfortunately for me cloudy skies prevented me from seeing any kind of moon at all, but luckily enough I could have a taste of the supermoon’s magnificence via the web. For those of you who’ve shared my misfortune and those lucky enough to have experienced it alike, I’d like to invite you to browse though the various stunning photos of the supermoon captured from all over the world, right below. Quite the sight, no?

Photo by Wikipedia user Peg.


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