Last night, the world saw the first of 2016’s three supermoons… and it was incredible! A supermoon occurs when a full moon makes its closest approach to Earth on its orbit. The moon appears significantly larger than a regular moon, and it often has particularly vibrant colors. It’s also known as a “hunter’s moon” since the moon’s light is so bright, it might serve as a lantern for nighttime hunters.
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On Sunday night, people from all around the world stepped outside to catch the stunning phenomenon. If you missed it, no need to worry! The supermoon will be back in November and December (Meaning 2016 will see supermoons 3 months in a row!).
We’ve found 15 of the best supermoon pictures from around the world and put together the list for you below. Enjoy!
1. New Orleans
– Michael DeMocker (@MichaelDeMocker) October 17, 2016
2. Lady Liberty, New York
– Max Guliani (@maximusupinNYc) October 16, 2016
3. Athens, Greece
Supermoon over Acropolis pic.twitter.com/5X2C1Am2ni
– CosmosUp (@CosmossUp) October 16, 2016
4. Sydney, Australia
– RobbieSydney Photos (@RobbieSydneyP) October 16, 2016
5. Hudson River Park, New York
– Hudson River Park (@HudsonRiverPark) October 16, 2016
6. Monterrey, Mexico… Simply stunning!
Good night from my city with this awesome view of tonight’s super Moon. pic.twitter.com/0H8Wd4gbee
– Adrian (@amoralest1970) October 17, 2016
– Andrew C. Brown (@abrown4257) October 17, 2016
8. TorreÃ³n, Mexico
– Susana (@susanacisma) October 17, 2016
9. Toronto, Canada
Supermoon over Toronto pic.twitter.com/HQaKJmPyPJ
– Mortgage Sherpa (@AnetaZimnicki) October 17, 2016
10. London, England
– Paul Williams (@pcwilliams) October 17, 2016
11. Queens, New York
– Max Guliani (@maximusupinNYc) October 17, 2016
12. Savannah, Georgia
– Gregg Allman (@GreggAllman) October 17, 2016
13. “It’s lit.”
The Hunter’s supermoon is lit pic.twitter.com/Fv70XeFNGc
– J_Millspaugh (@J_millspaugh) October 17, 2016
14. Brooklyn, New York
Go to your nearest rooftop and checkout the supermoon. Some crazy/beautiful views and powerful energy in the sky to… pic.twitter.com/XTZpLHneYu
– Good Room (@GoodRoomBK) October 17, 2016
15. Cape Town, South Africa
– Kyle Mijlof (@KMijlof) October 16, 2016
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