Yes, the entire World was excited to see the Supermoon on 14th of November 2016. It was the closest, biggest and the brightest supermoon since the year 1948. It is predicted that the moon will not come this close to Earth again until the year 2034.
What is a supermoon?
According to earthsky.org, Supermoon is a new or a full moon closely coinciding with perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. This causes the moon to appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the sky.
14 November 2016, Sydney
Like everyone else in Sydney, my friends and I decided to head to one of the eastern beaches – The Bronte Beach. There were close to 30K people who had shown interest on the Facebook event for watching the supermoon at the Bronte Beach.
We reached Bronte on time for the moon rise which was scheduled to happen at 7:07 PM. But as usual the weather of Sydney decided to play against us. It was cloudy, very cloudy and the moon decided to hide behind the clouds.
We got a glimpse of the moon at Bronte. We waited for good one hour. Disappointed and frustrated, we decided to head to the Bondi beach.
At Bondi beach, we saw the moon, the big bright moon – shining and smiling in full glory. It was time for us to show our photography talents and skills. We clicked and clicked till we got exhausted and I was happy with some of my pictures. A few of my pictures of the supermoon: