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In photos: Best images of the super bright, super close 'Supermoon'

Shweta Sengar @shwets20 | First published: 15 November 2016, 14:27 IST
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The moon was a sight to behold on 14 November, when it came closer to the Earth than it has done in almost 70 years.

Stargazers from London to Kolkata stared up at the sky to admire the magnificent supermoon - which appeared to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than its usual size.

The silvery glow of the moon soon transformed into dim red, providing most sky gazers with the experience of a lifetime.

The next supermoon can be viewed on 14 December - one of the year's six supermoons.

On 14 November, however, the Moon was at a distance of about 356,508 km from the Earth. Those who missed this rare supermoon-lunar eclipse combination will now have to wait till 2034.

The phenomenon was first visible in Asia. Star gazers scaled high-rise buildings and flocked to observatories and beaches to witness the phenomenon in its full glory, and of course, to snap some dramatic pictures.

Here are some of the best photos of the epic celestial phenomenon:

 
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