Here are our favourite photos from last night's supermoon

Here are our favourite photos from last night's supermoon

December's full moon, traditionally known as the Cold Moon, appears bigger and brighter in the sky as it sits closer than average to Earth.

Arvind Paranjpye, director of Nehru Planetarium said, "The moon was supposed to start rising at 6.58 pm yesterday, but was covered in passing clouds so we couldn't see much".

The supermoon phenomenon occurs when the moon reaches its closest point to the Earth.

But stargazers won't have to wait long for the next supermoon, which is Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Last night a supermoon hung over the United Kingdom as the country was treated to the natural phenomenon for the first time in over a year.


OK, supermoons are definitely cool, but what the heck are they again, exactly?

The moon also needs to be full which happens once every 29.5 days, when the sun fully illuminates the moon.

The Full Moon on Sunday night marked the first and only supermoon of 2017. The supermoon on January 31 will feature a total lunar eclipse, with totality viewable from western North America across the pacific to Eastern Asia. That's because it was a "super moon".

It was also a particularly bright supermoon because of the more intense sunlight that reflects off the Moon in the winter.

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