The world is thrilled by the Supermoon

The world is thrilled by the Supermoon

The moon has come closer to Earth than at any other time since 1948 and netizens are excited.

Many people across the world are congregating near landmarks, on beaches and atop tall buildings to watch what has been dubbed the "Supermoon" and take valuable pictures.

Super moon photos

The Supermoon reached its brightest in Asia on Monday evening.

The Moon was closest - only 221,524 miles (356,509km) away - at 11:21 GMT.

Supermoon photos

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The moon orbits the Earth in an ellipse, not a circle, so it is sometimes closer to the Earth than it is at other times, according to a report by the BBC.

Supermoon photos

Supermoons appear about 14% larger and 30% brighter when compared with the farthest point the Moon gets to within its orbit.

Supermoon photos

The moon will not be this close again until 25 November2034 - when it will be even closer, within 221,485 miles.

Supermoon photos

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