Supermoon illuminates the night sky

The biggest and brightest moon in almost 70 years fill the night sky over north Northumberland on Monday night.

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 10:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:09 pm
Supermoon above Berwick by Denys E Connor

Keen photographers were out to capture the moment, including Denys Cooper who took this superb picture of the moon looking east over Berwick Pier.

The supermoon appeared 30% brighter and 14% bigger than normal. They occur when the Earth, sun and moon align to the moon’s orbit of Earth, with the moon on the opposite side of the Earth to the sun.

Supermoon over Berwick by Alan Hughes.

It was the biggest since January 1948 and astronomers say we won’t be treated to such a spectacular moon again until November 2034.

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Supermoon at Berwick by Paul Crockford
Supermoon over Berwick by Alan Hughes.
Supermoon at Berwick by Paul Crockford