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The biggest “supermoon” since 1948 appeared last night across the world… if you missed it, then you will have to wait until November 25, 2034 for another chance to see it!

 

Last night, the moon appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual, as it came the closest it has been to earth since 1948.

According to National Geographic, the biggest supermoon in 68 years will be “just 356,508km” from our planet.

Supermoons are actually quite common — there is one every 14 months on average.

“But some supermoons are more super than others,” said Pascal Descamps of the Paris Observatory — the closer the Earth the more so.

“Because the Earth/Moon system will be getting quite close to the time of year when it is closest to the Sun (January 4, 2017), the Moon will be receiving more sunlight than average, also boosting its apparent brightness.”

Some South Africans may have lost out on a good view due to weather conditions but luckily some supermoon chasers stuck it out and got some awesome footage.

Here’s all the best snaps of the Supermoon from South Africa last night:

https://twitter.com/PreciousShange/status/798353133701369856


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