Missed last night's supermoon? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Don’t feel too badly if you missed last night’s supermoon, or the so-beautiful-it-seems-fake moment when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth during its orbit around us. In spite of all that divides us, millions of people from Madrid to Rio to Beijing took a minute or so yesterday to engage in a collective ogle at the luminous sphere whose daily spotting is one of the few experiences we all share.
During the supermoon–which by the way isn’t exactly a scientific term–the moon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when it is at its farthest distance away from Earth.
Here are 21 of our favorite shots:
Supermoon revelers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Roller coaster riders in Wisconsin getting a bird's eye view of the supermoon
The supermoon as seen near Athens
A girl and her dog make lovely silhouettes against the supermoon in Madrid
The super moon hangs among the pale pink clouds in Bangkok, Thailand
The supermoon as seen from Beijing, China
A sultry supermoon obscured by Brazilian skies
The supermoon illuminates a statue in Washington, DC
The supermoon is grander than any skyscraper in New York City
Travelers on this Hong Kong bridge get a prime view of the supermoon
And from above: the supermoon as captured by members of the International Space Station
The serpentine supermoon in Jilin Province, China
The supermoon as seen near Macedonia's Vardar River
The supermoon overshadows Madrid's four towers.
During the Maltese festival honoring its patron saint, not even fireworks can hide the super moon's natural beauty
The supermoon hangs heavy and warm above Mdina, Malta's capital city
An imposing supermoon seen behind Russia's national symbol, the eagle, in Moscow
An iconic shot of Rusky red and the supermoon in Moscow, Russia
The supermoon glides above Brazil's Ouro Preto
The supermoon contrasts with the modern contours of the Sydney Opera House in Australia
The supermoon adorns London's Tower Bridge
Thanks to The Telegraph and Russia Today for the images.