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Readers share stunning pictures of supermoon above Lincolnshire

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Carmela Zoppi | 17 Novembre, 2016, 12:41

The landmark Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan, one of the world's tallest buildings, was set to welcome skygazers, with astronomers predicting it would be one of the biggest moons seen from the island in almost 100 years. Gazette readers kindly shared photographs they captured of the supermoon. For nearly 70 years, the moon is once again set to create a spectacular sighting as it orbits as close to Earth.

The moon was set to look 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual yesterday, but rain and drizzle from a thick cloud cover meant all North Devon saw was darkness. It came just under 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) closer than during the November 14 perigee.

The moon has never been this bigger and brighter in last seven decades than of last Monday.

When was the last supermoon? .

The supermoon makes the moon appear bigger than it has done at any point since 1948. Besides November's, there was one on October 16 and there will be another on December 14, although neither are as close as this month's.

The reason for the uncommon phenomenon is the moon orbits the earth in an oval shape.

The effect is the result of the moon coming closer to Earth than it has done for 69 years. Gravity alters the eccentricity of the Moon's orbit and causes our satellite to sometimes pass closer to Earth.

"But some supermoons are more super than others", said Descamps. That's from the center of the Earth to the center of the moon.

A supermoon is seen near a statue of Jesus Christ in Havana, Cuba. This usually happens only once in 14 months; 2017 will be a year with no Supermoon.

This event is also referred to as perigee-syzygy, which pertains to when the Earth, moon and the sun position themselves in a straight line of each other.

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