Another supermoon like this will not be seen until 2034.

Spectacular photographs of the supermoon from around the world
news Supermoon Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 12:58

The "supermoon" on Monday was the closest full moon to Earth since 1948 and people on Earth will not see another "supermoon" of this magnitude until 2034.

The moon's orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it's farther away. When the moon is full while it makes its closest pass to Earth, it is known as a supermoon.

At perigee, the point at which the moon is closest to Earth, the moon can be as much as 14 per cent closer to Earth than at apogee, when the moon is farthest from our planet.

The full moon appears that much larger in diameter and, because it is larger, shines 30 percent more moonlight onto the Earth surface, according to NASA.

People from across the world have been tweeting photographs of the spectacular phenomenon. 

Here's how the supermoon looks from the Earth.

 

PTI Photos

Posted by TheNewsMinute on Monday, November 14, 2016

 

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