Beaming Supermoon Returns after 69 years!

All of the supermoon’s glory, as seen through the lenses of people.

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. – George Carlin

Yesterday, the world said hello to the bright, gleaming supermoon – the biggest and brightest one yet since 1984. The full moon howled and captivated many who came to witness its magnificent beauty. According to the Telegraph, the moon appeared 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal. Because the moon moves around an elliptical orbit, some of us might have varied visions of it, some being zoomed in, others further.

The perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system (a.k.a the Supermoon) occurs when the moon is close to Earth’s orbit, which then creates that superfluous light and size. The next meet is scheduled to be on the 25th of November 2034. So just in case you missed the lunar phenomenon, we’ve compiled a series of photographs captured by citizens around the world. Till we meet again, supermoon!

The supermoon rising over Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday (13th November).

Photography: space.com

The reddish-hued supermoon hangs beyond a ferris wheel in Hong Kong.

Photography: metro.co.uk

Chicago Harbor Light saw a pretty colour composition during the early stage of the supermoon.

Photography: telegraph.co.uk

The supermoon looks like it’s performing a balancing act on the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri.

Photography: @darrenrovell

As the sun sets, the supermoon is seen rising over lower Manhattan in New York City on the 13th of November 2016.

Photography: theatlantic.com

Glowing behind the Chrysler building in New York City.

Photogrpahy: businessinsider.com

Shining light behind the Dorje Lakpa Mountain in Kathmandu, Nepal, on the 14th of November 2016.

 

Photography: theatlantic.com

Spectators were in awe watching the magnificent size of the supermoon in Fremantle, Australia.

Photography: CNN.com

The supermoon made a nice backdrop for the back-lit silhouette of Emirates Air Line’s cable car in London’s Docklands.

Photography: thenational.ae

The supermoon peaking behind the Propylaia at the Acropolis hill in Athens.

Photography: telegraph.co.uk

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