Yesterday gave witness to the last full moon of the year, and it just so happened to be a supermoon.
Shining bright across the globe, it was the first in a “supermoon trilogy”, as dubbed by NASA. The next two are set to appear in the sky January 1 and 31, when the moon will be its closest distance to the earth, reports CNN:
Supermoons happen when a full moon approximately coincides with the moon’s perigee, or a point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth. This makes the moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.
Down in the south the moon did its best work, but it was in the northern hemisphere that it shone the biggest and brightest.
Take a look at a few pics from across the world.
As seen by NASA from space
Avondale Estates, Georgia, USA
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Buffalo, New York
US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA
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