The space agency said the moon would be the biggest and brightest at 6:21 a.m. ET when the moon came within 356,508 kilometres from the centre of the Earth to the centre of the moon. Full moon occurred at 8:52 a.m. ET, after the sun rose on the eastern seaboard.
“Supermoons” can appear 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter in the night sky.
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For those who missed the peak “supermoon” the moon will still appear big and bold Monday night.
“I’ve been telling people to go out at night on either Sunday or Monday night to see the supermoon,” Noah Petro, NASA planetary geologist, said in a statement. “The difference in distance from one night to the next will be very subtle, so if it’s cloudy on Sunday, go out on Monday. Any time after sunset should be fine.”
Here’s a look at some of the best photos of Monday’s “supermoon” captured by photojournalists around the world.