The 7-8 April Supermoon, in pictures

We asked you to send in your images of this month's perigee full Moon, and you didn't disappoint.

Graeme Whippy, Essex, UK. Equipment: Nikon D5300 DSLR camera, 55-300mm lens.

In these days of home isolation and societal lockdown, it seems more of us are turning to the night sky for inspiration. One celestial object that’s easy to spot is the Moon: particularly when it’s full and at ‘perigee’ (the closest point to Earth in its orbit).


Informally known as a ‘Supermoon‘, a perigee Moon can appear 30% brighter and 14% larger, and while the difference may not be apparent from one night to the next, any desire to get out and get looking up at the night sky is worth indulging.

Greeted with a stream of Supermoon pics on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds, we decided to pick our favourites for an online gallery, the results of which you can see below.

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If you’re an astrophotographer – no matter what your ability or experience – and fancy sending us your photos, please do so. They could end up making it into the mag. Read our guide on how to photograph the Moon and find out how to send your astro images here.