The biggest, brightest supermoon since 1948 lit up skies across the globe on Monday night. Described as “undeniably beautiful” by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the moon appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual on Monday as it was the closest it has been to the Earth in 68 years.
The supermoon – scientifically called perigee-syzygy – also created the optical illusion of a ”low-hanging moon” effect, which made it’s size comparable to those of earthy objects such as houses and monuments. The sight was even more spectacular from countries closer to the equator. The next such phenomenon will occur on November 25, 2034.
Take a look at some photographs of the supermoon from around the world: