Sunday Night 'Supermoon', Best Photos from around the World

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 18:40

Early Monday morning or evening, depending on where you live, the largest full moon of the year, called the supermoon, shined its biggest and brightest in nearly 70 years.

Skywatchers and astrophotographers flocked to see the big, bright moon in all of its glory Sunday night (Nov. 13), Science Alert reports. Size is relative though.

The November 14 supermoon was about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than its smallest apparent size, called a micromoon. That is because the moon's 27 day, 7 hour, 43 minute orbit around the Earth isn't a perfect circle, but an ellipse, which has a closer point to Earth, or perigee, and a more distant point, or apogee.

Here are some of the best shots of the supremoon:

Beijing, China:

Glastonbury, England:

Hanau, Germany:

Beijing, China:

London, England:

Cordoba, Spain:

Gauhati, India:

Sydney, Australia:

Baikonur, Kazakhstan:


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