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Best time to see supermoon over Northern Ireland tonight

By Staff Reporter

Published 14/11/2016

The rare supermoon will make the full lunar disc appear 14% bigger and up to 30% brighter than usual
The rare supermoon will make the full lunar disc appear 14% bigger and up to 30% brighter than usual

Stargazers will be hoping for a clear sky to view a record 'supermoon' tonight.

When the full moon passes at 11.21pm, it will be at its closest and brightest since 1948 - and there won't be another closer one until 25 November 2034.

Have you spotted the supermoon in Northern Ireland? Send us your photographs to digital.editorial@belfasttelegraph.co.uk and we will add them to our gallery.

A Supermoon rises against the skyline in Madrid on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as
A Supermoon rises against the skyline in Madrid on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images
The moon sets behind people fishing on a pier during its closest orbit to the Earth since 1948 on November 14, 2016 in Redondo Beach, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Supermoon snapped from the Templepatrick Rd, Ballyclare. Photo: Jordan Jenkins
Supermoon as seen from Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Photo by Jason Murphy
Kuwaitis observe the "supermoon" spectacle in Kuwait City on November 14, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
A man looks at his phone as a "supermoon" rises over the desert near Tabuk, some 1500 kilometers northwest of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on November 14, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
The 'Supermoon' is pictured above the Temle of Apollo in Ancient Corinth on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE GACHEVALERIE GACHE/AFP/Getty Images
The supermoon rises behind Saint Stephan's cathedral on November 14, 2016 in Vienna,Austria. The unusually big and bright moon appeared at its most impressive as night fell over Asia, but astronomy enthusiasts will be able to see Earth's satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset. / AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMARJOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises over the Mediterranean sea behind a cross of "Ayious Saranta" church in Cape Greco at the eastern part of the island of Cyprus, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years, a phenomenon known as the supermoon, is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
The 'Supermoon' rises above the statue of the ancient Greek god Poseidon in Ancient Corinth on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE GACHEVALERIE GACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A picture shows the "supermoon" spectacle behind the King Jesus statue in the area of Zouk Mosbeh, north of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on November 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH EIDJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
The marble sized-up replica of Michelangelo's David adorning the entrance of Florence's Palazzo Vecchio, Italy, is silhouetted against a full moon, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. 2016. A full moon at its perigee is called super moon. Monday's supermoon is the brightest since 1948. (Maurizio Degl' Innocenti/ANSA via AP)
A statue of an angel playing a horn, at Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, is silhouetted by the moon Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, in downtown Scranton, Pa. The moon was not quite full; when the moon sets Monday morning, it will be a supermoon. ( Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP)
Statues on the Almudena cathedral are silhouetted against a Supermoon in Madrid on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images
A Supermoon rises behind the Almudena cathedral in Madrid on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images
A supermoon rises over Sevilla on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLERCRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images
A supermoon rises over Sevilla on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLERCRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images
A Supermoon rises behind a lighthouse in Vilanova i la Geltru near Barcelona on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
A Supermoon rises behind a lighthouse in Vilanova i la Geltru near Barcelona on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises over the Mediterranean sea as a couple stand by the "Ayious Saranta" church in Cape Greco at the eastern part of the island of Cyprus, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Clouds cover the co-called "Supermoon" in Ladenburg, southern Germany, on November 14, 2016. The unusually big and bright moon appeared at its most impressive as night fell over Asia, but astronomy enthusiasts will be able to see Earth's satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Uwe Anspach / Germany OUTUWE ANSPACH/AFP/Getty Images
Clouds cover the co-called "Supermoon" in Ladenburg, southern Germany, on November 14, 2016. The unusually big and bright moon appeared at its most impressive as night fell over Asia, but astronomy enthusiasts will be able to see Earth's satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Uwe Anspach / Germany OUTUWE ANSPACH/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises behind the four business towers that mark the city skyline in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe. (AP Photo/Paul White)
The moon rises behind the golden dome of the New Synagogue and the Paul-Loebe-Haus, front, a lawmaker office building of the German federal parliament, in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
A supermoon rises over Sevilla on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLERCRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises over the Armenian-Catholic Cathedral in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years lit up the sky, during its closest approach to earth as the "Supermoon" reached its most luminescent phase. The moon won't be this close again until Nov. 25, 2035. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
The so-called "Supermoon" is pictured in Berlin, on November 14, 2016. The unusually big and bright moon appeared at its most impressive as night fell over Asia, but astronomy enthusiasts will be able to see Earth's satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Rainer Jensen / Germany OUTRAINER JENSEN/AFP/Getty Images
The supermoon rises above the Old Town square, on November 14, 2016 in Prague. The unusually big and bright moon appeared at its most impressive as night fell over Asia, but astronomy enthusiasts will be able to see Earth's satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset. / AFP PHOTO / Michal CizekMICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images
The supermoon rises above the Old Town square, on November 14, 2016 in Prague. AFP/Getty Images
The "supermoon" is seen behind the victory column in Berlin, on November 14, 2016 The unusually big and bright moon appeared at its most impressive as night fell over Asia, but astronomy enthusiasts will be able to see Earth's satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Rainer Jensen / Germany OUTRAINER JENSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Skygazers prepare their photo equipment for the rise of the "Supermoon" at the viewpoint in the Olympic park in Munich, southern Germany, at the evening of November 14, 2016. The unusually big and bright moon appeared at its most impressive as night fell over Asia, but astronomy enthusiasts will be able to see Earth's satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A picture taken on November 14, 2016 shows a "supermoon" rising above the Jewish outpost of Kida in the Israeli occupied West Bank. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANAMENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
(COMBO) A combination made on November 14, 2016 in Paris shows pictures of the 'supermoon' as seen from various countries, (bottom row, LtoR) the moon rising behind a building in Madrid, the moon seen obscured by clouds next to a crescent atop a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, the moon seen behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft set on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, people watching the moon rise at Marina Beach in Chennai, the moon rising behind a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Marina Beach in Chennai, (middle row, LtoR) a commerical jet flying in front of the moon on its approach to Heathrow airport in west London, Egyptian fans looking at the rising moon during a football match at the Borg el-Arab Stadium near Alexandria, a tree silhouetted as the moon rises over Heho, Myanmar's Shan state, (top row, LtoR) the moon rising over the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol dome in Washington DC, the moon as seen over Monterey Park, east of downtown Los Angeles, and a moon rising behind a car on the The Emirates Air Line (cable car) in London's Docklands. On November 14, 2016 the moon will orbit closer to the earth than at any time since 1948, named a 'supermoon', it is defined by a Full or New moon coinciding with the moon's closest approach to the Earth. / AFP PHOTOKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV,GERARD JULIEN,MANAN VATSYAYANA,ARUN SANKAR,ADRIAN DENNIS,MOHAMED EL-SHAHED,YE AUNG THU,ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS,FREDERIC J. BROWN,GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
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The "supermoon" rises behind a tree in Vertou, western France, on November 14, 2016. Skygazers took to high-rise buildings, observatories and beaches to get a glimpse of the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
The "supermoon" rises in Vertou, western France, on November 14, 2016. Skygazers took to high-rise buildings, observatories and beaches to get a glimpse of the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
The "supermoon" rises behind neon lights in Thessaloniki on November 14, 2016. Skygazers took to high-rise buildings, observatories and beaches to get a glimpse of the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, and snap dramatic pictures. / AFP PHOTO / SAKIS MITROLIDISSAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty Images
Buddhist devotees arrive at Swe Taw Myat Pagoda in Yangon under a rising "supermoon" on November 14, 2016 as Myanmar celebrates Tazaungdine festival, a mainly religious celebration coinciding with the appearance of super full moon. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACADROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images
Buddhist devotees arrive at Swe Taw Myat Pagoda in Yangon under a rising "supermoon" on November 14, 2016 as Myanmar celebrates Tazaungdine festival, a mainly religious celebration coinciding with the appearance of super full moon. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACADROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images
The "supermoon" rises over Swe Taw Myat Pagoda in Yangon on November 14, 2016 as Myanmar celebrates Tazaungdine festival, a mainly religious celebration coinciding with the appearance of super full moon. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACADROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images
People watch the supermoon rising in Dar es Salaam on November 14, 2016. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL HAYDUKDANIEL HAYDUK/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" rises next to a building in Ankara on November 14, 2016. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTANADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images
The 'Supermoon' rises on November 14, 2016 in Vertou, western France. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" rises next to a tree in Dhaka on November 14, 2016. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / Munir UZ ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises over the temple of the Parthenon in Athens, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years will light up the sky, during its closest approach to earth as the supermoon reached its most luminescent phase. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
The moon rises over Shiite pilgrims as they march to Karbala for the Arbaeen ritual in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years lit up the sky, during its closest approach to earth as the "Supermoon" reached its most luminescent phase. The moon won't be this close again until Nov. 25, 2035. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
The 'Supermoon' rises on November 14, 2016 in Vertou, western France. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises over St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years lit up the sky, during its closest approach to earth as the "Supermoon" reached its most luminescent phase. The moon won't be this close again until Nov. 25, 2035. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 14: A 'supermoon' is pictured rising over the desert in Dubai on November 14, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A Supermoon occurs when the perigee (closest approach by the Moon to Earth) coincides with it being full (completely illuminated by the Sun). This time it will appear 7% larger and 15% brighter than normal. Although the next Supermoon will occur next month, the moon won't be this close to Earth again until November 2034. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 14: A 'supermoon' is pictured rising over the desert in Dubai on November 14, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A Supermoon occurs when the perigee (closest approach by the Moon to Earth) coincides with it being full (completely illuminated by the Sun). This time it will appear 7% larger and 15% brighter than normal. Although the next Supermoon will occur next month, the moon won't be this close to Earth again until November 2034. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 14: A 'supermoon' is pictured rising over the desert in Dubai on November 14, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A Supermoon occurs when the perigee (closest approach by the Moon to Earth) coincides with it being full (completely illuminated by the Sun). This time it will appear 7% larger and 15% brighter than normal. Although the next Supermoon will occur next month, the moon won't be this close to Earth again until November 2034. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 14: A 'supermoon' is pictured rising over the desert in Dubai on November 14, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A Supermoon occurs when the perigee (closest approach by the Moon to Earth) coincides with it being full (completely illuminated by the Sun). This time it will appear 7% larger and 15% brighter than normal. Although the next Supermoon will occur next month, the moon won't be this close to Earth again until November 2034. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
A woman takes a picture as a "supermoon" rises over the desert near Tabuk, some 1500 kilometers northwest of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / Mohammed AlbuhaisiMOHAMMED ALBUHAISI/AFP/Getty Images
A woman looks at a "supermoon" rising over the desert near Tabuk, some 1500 kilometers northwest of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / Mohammed AlbuhaisiMOHAMMED ALBUHAISI/AFP/Getty Images
The so-called "Supermoon" is seen behind a street lamp in Dresden, eastern Germany, on November 14, 2016. The unusually big and bright moon appeared at its most impressive as night fell over Asia, but astronomy enthusiasts will be able to see Earth's satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Sebastian Kahnert / Germany OUTSEBASTIAN KAHNERT/AFP/Getty Images
A man looks at his phone as a "supermoon" rises over the desert near Tabuk, some 1500 kilometers northwest of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / Mohammed AlbuhaisiMOHAMMED ALBUHAISI/AFP/Getty Images
The 'Supermoon' rises atop the Propylaea above the Ancient Acropolis hill in Athens on November 14, 2016. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images
The 'Supermoon' rises above the Ancient Acropolis hill in Athens on November 14, 2016. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images
The so-called "Supermoon" is seen from the Maintower in Frankfurt am Main, Gertmany, on November 14, 2016. The unusually big and bright moon appeared at its most impressive as night fell over Asia, but astronomy enthusiasts will be able to see Earth's satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Frank Rumpenhorst / Germany OUTFRANK RUMPENHORST/AFP/Getty Images
A picture taken on November 14, 2016 shows sunset over St. Peter's Church in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv. The Supermoon will venture to its closest point in 68 years, leaving only 221,524 miles (356,508 km) between Earth and the moon. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images
The so-called "supermoon" rises behind the Bavarian forest near Straubing, southern Germany, on November 14, 2016. The unusually big and bright moon appeared at its most impressive as night fell over Asia, but astronomy enthusiasts will be able to see Earth's satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Armin Weigel / Germany OUTARMIN WEIGEL/AFP/Getty Images
A picture taken on November 14, 2016, shows a "supermoon" rising behind the Milad telecommunications tower in the Iranian capital Tehran. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENAREATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images
A picture taken on November 14, 2016, shows a "supermoon" rising behind the Milad telecommunications tower in the Iranian capital Tehran. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENAREATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images
A picture taken on November 14, 2016 shows a ''supermoon'' rising over the minaret of the Mahmadiyya Mosque in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv. The Supermoon will venture to its closest point in 68 years, leaving only 221,524 miles (356,508 km) between Earth and the moon. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images
People watch as a supermoon rises over the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on November 14, 2016. The Supermoon will venture to its closest point in 68 years, leaving only 221,524 miles (356,508 km) between Earth and the moon. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises over a local mosque in the suburbs of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years lit up the sky, during its closest approach to earth as the "Supermoon" reached its most luminescent phase. The moon won't be this close again until Nov. 25, 2035. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
The moon rises over Tehran in Iran, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years lit up the sky, during its closest approach to earth as the "Supermoon" reached its most luminescent phase. The moon won't be this close again until Nov. 25, 2035. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
The "supermoon" rises over the mausoleum of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSANASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises from behind apartment buildings in Minsk , Belarus, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years will be lighting up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
The "supermoon" rises behind a cross in Karachi on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSANASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images
A picture taken on November 14, 2016 shows the moon on the eve of the "supermoon" spectacle above the Bahwan mosque in the Omani capital Muscat. The moon is at its closest position to earth since 1948, making the moon the brightest in nearly 69 years. The Super moon phenomenon happens when the moon is at its closest to earth. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED MAHJOUBMOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images
The supermoon backdrops Russia's Soyuz-FG booster rocket with the Soyuz MS-03 space ship that will carry new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) installed at the launch pad at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
The "Supermoon" is seen in Jakarta on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" rises over the Keangnam Hanoi Landmark 72-storey tower on November 14, 2016 in Hanoi. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAMHOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images
The 'supermoon' rises over the Sikh Shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 14, 2016 Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest 'supermoon' to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as 'an extra-supermoon. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images
The 'supermoon' rises as Indian Sikh devotees watch a fireworks display at the Sikh Shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 14, 2016 on the occasion of the 547th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images
The 'supermoon' rises over the Sikh Shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 14, 2016 Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest 'supermoon' to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as 'an extra-supermoon. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images
An Indian man walks at Sangam as the 'supermoon' rises in Allahabad on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / SANJAY KANOJIASANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images
The 'supermoon' rises over the Sikh Shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 14, 2016 Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest 'supermoon' to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as 'an extra-supermoon. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images
Kuwaitis observe the "supermoon" spectacle in Kuwait City on November 14, 2016. The moon is at its closest position to earth since 1948, making the moon the brightest in nearly 69 years. The Super moon phenomenon happens when the moon is at its closest to earth. / AFP PHOTO / Yasser Al-ZayyatYASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images
The 'supermoon' rises over the Sikh Shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 14, 2016 Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest 'supermoon' to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as 'an extra-supermoon. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images
Kuwaitis observe the "supermoon" spectacle in Kuwait City on November 14, 2016. The moon is at its closest position to earth since 1948, making the moon the brightest in nearly 69 years. The Super moon phenomenon happens when the moon is at its closest to earth. / AFP PHOTO / Yasser Al-ZayyatYASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images
The 'supermoon' rises over the Sikh Shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 14, 2016 Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest 'supermoon' to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as 'an extra-supermoon. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" rises behind the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
Indian tri-colour flag flies in front of the 'supermoon' in Mumbai on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPEPUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" rises behind the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" rises over a Stupa roof in Kathmandu on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
Indian people watch the rise of the 'supermoon' in Mumbai on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPEPUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images
REDONDO BEACH, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Surf breaks as the moon makes its closest orbit to the Earth since 1948 on November 14, 2016 in Redondo Beach, California. The so-called supermoon appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter as it comes about 22,000 miles closer to the Earth than average, though to the casual observer, the increase appears slight. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
VENICE BEACH, CA - NOVEMBER 14: The moon sets during its closest orbit to the Earth since 1948 on November 14, 2016 in Venice Beach, California. The so-called Supermoon appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter as it comes about 22,000 miles closer to the Earth than average, though to the casual observer, the increase appears slight. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
REDONDO BEACH, CA - NOVEMBER 14: People fish as the moon makes its closest orbit to the Earth since 1948 on November 14, 2016 in Redondo Beach, California. The so-called supermoon appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter as it comes about 22,000 miles closer to the Earth than average, though to the casual observer, the increase appears slight. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
REDONDO BEACH, CA - NOVEMBER 14: The moon sets behind people fishing on a pier during its closest orbit to the Earth since 1948 on November 14, 2016 in Redondo Beach, California. The so-called supermoon appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter as it comes about 22,000 miles closer to the Earth than average, though to the casual observer, the increase appears slight. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Pakistani people watch the 'supermoon' rise over the skyline of Islamabad on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - NOVEMBER 14: In this handout provided by NASA, The supermoon, is seen rising behind the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad on November 14, 2016 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos, and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan the morning of November 18 (Kazakh time.) All three will spend approximately six months on the orbital complex. A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - NOVEMBER 14: In this handout provided by NASA, The supermoon, is seen rising behind the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad on November 14, 2016 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos, and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan the morning of November 18 (Kazakh time.) All three will spend approximately six months on the orbital complex. A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
The supermoon is seen behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft set on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
The supermoon shines above a Roman Catholic church in Manila, Philippines on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. On Monday, Earthlings were treated to the so-called supermoon which was the closest in almost 69 years. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
The supermoon is seen behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft set on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
The supermoon is seen behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft set on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises behind the mountain range seen from Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon is known as the supermoon. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
A "supermoon" is seen obscured by clouds next to a crescent atop a mosque in Kuala Lumpur on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest 'supermoon' to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as 'an extra-supermoon'. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
An Indian man rides a horse past people watching the 'supermoon' rise at Marina Beach in Chennai on November 14,2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKARARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A man stands on a balcony of a building of Madrid as the moon rises in background, on November 13, 2016, on the eve of a "supermoon". On November 14, 2016, the moon will orbit closer to the earth than at any time since 1948, named a 'supermoon', it is defined by a Full or New moon coinciding with the moon's closest approach to the Earth. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" rises near India Gate in central New Delhi on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / Prakash SINGHPRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
A Cambodian man takes a photograph of the 'supermoon' as it rises in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHYTANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images
A 'supermoon' rises behind the a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Marina Beach in Chennai on November 14,2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKARARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" rises over Heho, Myanmar's Shan state, on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THUYE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images
An Indian man rides a horse past people watching the 'supermoon' rise at Marina Beach in Chennai on November 14,2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKARARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images
The Supermoon goes down behind Manhattan the morning of November 14, 2016 in New York. Skygazers took to high-rise buildings, observatories and beaches Monday to get a glimpse of the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, and snap dramatic pictures. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. / AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERTDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" is seen past the dome of the Prime Minister's Office complex in Putrajaya on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANMOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images
A 'supermoon' rises over residential buildingS in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest 'supermoon' to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as 'an extra-supermoon'. / AFP PHOTO / ISAAC LAWRENCEISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" rises next to the Taipei 101 building, a 508-meter high skyscraper, in Taipei on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / SAM YEHSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" is seen beyond a ferris wheel in Hong Kong on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACEANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images
A jet plane flies across the moon seen from Beijing, China, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years will be lighting up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
TOPSHOT - A commerical jet flies in front of the moon on its approach to Heathrow airport in west London on November 13, 2016. Tomorrow, the moon will orbit closer to the earth than at any time since 1948, named a 'supermoon', it is defined by a Full or New moon coinciding with the moon's closest approach to the Earth. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
A plane flies past a "supermoon" as it rises behind the skyline of Beijing on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKERGREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" rises behind the skyline of Beijing on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKERGREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images
A "supermoon" rises behind the skyline of Beijing on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKERGREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images
The "supermoon" rises over the sails of the Sydney Opera House on November 14, 2016. Skygazers headed to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches on November 14 to witness the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades, hoping for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WESTWILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises from behind apartment buildings in Beijing, China, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years will be lighting up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
A supermoon rises over the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol dome in Washington, DC November 13, 2016. The supermoon will venture to its closest point in 68 years, leaving only 221,524 miles (356,508 km) between Earth and the moon. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDSANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images
The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage over a statue of Angel Moroni sitting on top of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The moon rises behind Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas, Sunday evening, Nov. 13, 2016. On Monday the supermoon will be the closest full moon to earth since 1948, and it won't be as close again until 2034. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
The moon rises beyond flags atop Fraser Hall on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. Monday morning's supermoon was to be the closest a full moon has been to Earth since Jan. 26, 1948. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
The moon rises beyond the Arch in St. Louis as seen from the Compton Hill Water Tower on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. Monday morning's supermoon will be the closet a full moon has been to the Earth since Jan. 26, 1948. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
The moon rises over the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. On Monday the so-called 'supermoon' will be the closest full moon to earth since 1948, and it won't be as close again until 2034. Ôªø ÔªøÔªø(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
The supermoon full moon rises over Longport, N.J., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (Vern Ogrodnek/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)
The moon rises behind a car on the The Emirates Air Line (cable car) in London's Docklands on November 13, 2016. Tomorrow, the moon will orbit closer to the earth than at any time since 1948, named a 'supermoon', it is defined by a Full or New moon coinciding with the moon's closest approach to the Earth. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises over the White House in Washington on November 13, 2016. An unusually large and bright Moon will adorn the night sky on Monday, November 14, 2016 -- the closest "supermoon" to Earth in 68 years and a chance for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. / AFP PHOTO / YURI GRIPASYURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises behind HSBC back in London's Docklands on November 13, 2016. Tomorrow, the moon will orbit closer to the earth than at any time since 1948, named a 'supermoon', it is defined by a Full or New moon coinciding with the moon's closest approach to the Earth. / AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
The moon rises over the O2 Arena in south-east London, as a rare supermoon will make the full lunar disc appear 14% bigger and up to 30% brighter than usual as it rises above the rooftops on Monday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 13, 2016. The event, described as "undeniably beautiful" by American space agency Nasa, is the result of the moon coming closer to Earth than it has done for 69 years. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The supermoon will appear about 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual.

The Irish Astronomical Association advises that in case it's cloudy when the moon rises, you could play safe and try to observe it just before it sets in the west to northwest in the morning, at around 7am, when it will appear just as big and bright.

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