Photographer David Critchley was up and about at 3:30 am this morning to add these pictures of last nights supermoon to his portfolio.
When the Full Moon or New Moon occurs during the Moon’s closest approach to Earth, its perigee, it is often called a supermoon.
And when the moon is at its perigee-syzygy, it will look larger and brighter than usual.
According to Wikipedia
Perigee is the point at which the Moon is closest in its orbit to the Earth, and syzygy is when the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are aligned, which happens at every full or new moon. … Wood used the definition of a full or new moon occurring within 24 hours of perigee and also used the label perigee-syzygy.
…and this is what it looked like at 11pm.
Photographs courtesy of David Critchley.