This week’s full moon is considered a supermoon, and it marks the closest that the moon has been to the earth along its orbit since 1948. Naturally people have been taking photos of the site all over the world as it the moon rises in peak fullness.
In New York the supermoon reached its peak at 6:22 AM on Monday morning, but Monday night the moon will still appear to be seven percent larger and 15 percent brighter than normal.
Around 5:14 PM the moon will hover near the horizon and form an illusion that can make it appear even bigger, as well as more colorful than usual.
Photographers in Britain have already shared photos of the stunning moon in front of landmarks such as The Shard, the O2 Arena, and the London Eye.
The next supermoon that will be as close as this one won’t come around again for 18 years. Next up in astrological sites to prepare for is The Geminids meteor shower, which stars in early December and is considered one of the more reliable meteor showers out there.