THE Supermoon event occurs when the moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, meaning it appears larger in the sky. A red colour is then produced by sunlight being dispersed by the Earth’s atmosphere as our planet moves directly between the sun and the moon.
This eerie sensation was last observed by viewers in 1982 and won’t make another appearance until 2033.
The Supermoon appeared 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual as the moon was at it is nearest to earth – a sheer 226,000 miles away.
Luckily, clear skies in many parts of the UK ensured that the Supermoon was ideal viewing for its audiences. As well as Europe, it was also detectable in North and South America, Africa and western Asia.
The eclipse began to spread out just after 1am and reached its ‘total’ phase at around 3.11am, lasting for over an hour.
This event is also known as ‘End of Days,’ as many theorists believe it’s a sign that the world is coming to an end.