Supermoon 2016 November

The moon has come closer to Earth than at any other time since 1948. Sky gazers around the world are congregating near landmarks, on beaches and atop tall buildings to take a look. The "supermoon" reached its brightest in Asia on Monday evening. The Moon was closest - only 221,524 miles (356,509km) away - at 11:21 GMT.
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Supermoon rises over Brisbane on Monday 14 November, 2016. Picture: News Corp Australia

Supermoon rises over Brisbane on Monday 14 November, Picture: News Corp Australia

A tourist in Cairns snaps the moon which is 30 per cent brighter than usual. Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY

A tourist in Cairns snaps the moon which is 30 per cent brighter than usual.

A “supermoon” sets behind Ocean Beach Pier Monday morning, Nov. 14, 2016, while dozens of photographers got up early to watch. Picture: Peggy Peattie/San Diego Union-Tribune via AP

A “supermoon” sets behind Ocean Beach Pier Monday morning, Nov. while dozens of photographers got up early to watch. Picture: Peggy Peattie/San Diego Union-Tribune via AP

A Supermoon rises behind a lighthouse in Vilanova i la Geltru near Barcelona on November 14, 2016. Picture: AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

SKY gazers have taken to social media to share their best pictures of the incredible supermoon dominating the sky that has not been seen since

Full moon appears behind the Messeturm tower in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on November 13, 2016. Picture: AFP PHOTO / dpa / Frank Rumpenhorst

Full moon appears behind the Messeturm tower in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on November Picture: AFP PHOTO / dpa / Frank Rumpenhorst

The ‘Supermoon’ rises on November 14, 2016 in Vertou, western France. Picture: AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

SKY gazers have taken to social media to share their best pictures of the incredible supermoon dominating the sky that has not been seen since

A “supermoon” is seen rising beyond a ferris wheel in Hong Kong on November 14, 2016. Picture: AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE

SKY gazers have taken to social media to share their best pictures of the incredible supermoon dominating the sky that has not been seen since

The supermoon appears near the Statue of Liberty, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in New York. Monday’s supermoon, a phenomenon that happens when the moon makes a close pass at the earth, is the closest to earth since 1948. Picture: AP Photo/Julio Cortez

The supermoon appears near the Statue of Liberty, Monday, Nov. Monday’s supermoon, a phenomenon that happens when the moon makes a close pass at the earth, is the closest to earth since Picture: AP Photo/Julio Cortez

The ‘supermoon’ rises over the Sikh Shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 14, 2016. Picture: AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU

SKY gazers have taken to social media to share their best pictures of the incredible supermoon dominating the sky that has not been seen since

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