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Supermoon lights up sky: Check best images here

Supermoon is a phenomenon which takes place when the full moon is closest to the Earth, is biggest and brightest. This phenomenon has occurred after 69 years. Supermoon was last witnessed in 1948. A supermoon occurs due to the strange, egg-shaped orbit of the moon. One part of the orbit known as the perigee, is about 30,000 miles closer to earth than the apogee, or the furthest part. The Moon was closest - only 221,524 miles (356,509km) away - at 11:21 GMT. 'Supermoon' wows viewers with closest glimpse since 1948

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 November 2016, 08:03:47 AM
'Supermoon' lights up sky: Check best images here

'Supermoon' lights up sky: Check best images here

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 On Monday, the gap between the Earth and the moon was close to its shortest point, known as "perigee" - a distance of 221,525 miles (356,510 km).

The 'supermoon' reached its brightest in Asia on Monday evening.

Space enthusiasts rejoiced last night at the rise of the supermoon, the closest the full moon has been to Earth since 1948. Skywatchers and photographers around the world snapped photos of the moon moving across the sky, 

Supermoon is a phenomenon which takes place when the full moon is closest to the Earth, is biggest and brightest. This phenomenon has occurred after 69 years. Supermoon was last witnessed in 1948.

A supermoon occurs due to the strange, egg-shaped orbit of the moon. One part of the orbit known as the perigee, is about 30,000 miles closer to earth than the apogee, or the furthest part.

'Supermoon' wows viewers with closest glimpse since 1948

 on Monday, the gap between the Earth and the moon will close to its shortest point, known as "perigee" - a distance of 221,525 miles (356,510 km).
'Supermoon' lights up sky: Check best images here

'Supermoon' lights up sky: Check best images here

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The scientific term for a ‘supermoon’ is perigee-syzygy. ‘Perigee’ is the point on the Moon’s orbit closest to the Earth.

‘Syzygy’ refers to the alignment of the Sun, moon and Earth. (Supermoon in Australia/Getty)

'Supermoon' lights up sky: Check best images here

'Supermoon' lights up sky: Check best images here

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Similarly moons occur around every 13 months but the moon which appeared on Nov 14 was  a special one.(Supermoon in Europe/ Getty)

'Supermoon' lights up sky: Check best images here

'Supermoon' lights up sky: Check best images here

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This is to be noted that supermoons are best viewed at night, away from sources of light pollution. (Supermoon in Germany/ Getty)

'Supermoon' lights up sky: Check best images here

'Supermoon' lights up sky: Check best images here

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If someone misses this occasion of watching supermoon, the next one will occur after 28 years on November 25, 2034. The last time moon was ‘super big’ way back in 1948.

The moon rises behind a Soyuz MS spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (Image:Getty)

'Supermoon' lights up sky: Check best images here

'Supermoon' lights up sky: Check best images here

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The Moon won't be this close again until 25 November 2034. (Supermoon in UK/Getty)