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Supermoon gallery

If anyone looked outside last night, they were sure to see the supermoon.

This unique spectacle happens when a full moon coincides with its closest elliptical orbit to earth and can appear 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter.

The moon was about 305,000 kilometres away last night -- almost 20 per cent closer than when the moon is at its furthest point of orbit away from the Earth.

And don't fret if you missed out, there is another supermoon expected on Sept. 9.

Below are some photos sent in by Castanet readers…


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