Our Favourite Photos Of This Week’s Epic Supermoon

Our Favourite Photos Of This Week’s Epic Supermoon

Last night, photographers around the world turned their cameras to the sky to capture the closest full moon — also known as a supermoon — since 1948. We’ve scoured the web to bring you some of our favourite photos of the celestial event that took our minds off the current state of world affairs for a few blissful minutes.

Supermoon rising over Russia’s Soyuz-FG booster rocket at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Image: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

Browse through the cool photos, animations and diagrams in Gizmodo’s Image Cache here.

What makes a good supermoon photo? Critically, there have to be other objects in the shot, so that your brain has some frame of reference for how damn big the Moon looks. NASA has a few more tips for would-be supermoon photographers, so if you didn’t get your money shot already, be sure to read up before trying your luck this evening. (Although the Moon has passed its closest point of approach — or perigee — it will still look pretty darn super tonight.)

Moon rising behind the castle of Almodovar in Cordoba, Spain. Image: Miguel Morenatti/AP

Moon rising over the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Image: Yorgos Karahalis/AP

Moon rising behind a TV tower in Berlin, Germany. Image: Markus Schreiber/AP

Moon rising over a mosque in the suburbs of Islamabad, Pakistan. Image: B.K. Bangash/AP

Moon rising behind the Lotus temple in in New Delhi, India. Image: Tsering Topgyal/AP

Moon rising over the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Image: Sakchai Lalit/AP

Moon rising in the desert in Dubai, UAE. Image: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Moon setting over Venice Beach, California. Image: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Moon rising over Redondo beach, California. Image: David McNew/Getty Images

Moon rising behind the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati, India. Image: Anupam Nath/AP

Moon rising behind an opera house in Hanoi, Vietnam. Image: Hau Dinh/AP

Moon setting near the Statue of Liberty, New York. Image: Julio Cortez/AP

Tower crane silhouetted against the Moon in Dubai, UAE. Image: Kamran Jebreili/AP

Moon setting over Philadelphia. Image: Joseph Kaczmarek/AP

A jet plane flies across the moon as seen from Beijing, China. Image: Ng Han Guan/AP

Moon rising over Hobart, Australia. Image: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Image: Bryan William Jones

Size comparison between the moon on November 13, 95 per cent illuminated, and the full moon on November 14 as it approached perigee. Image: Farmanasha