While many know this phenomenon as something called a ‘supermoon’, the correct term is a ‘perigee syzygy Moon’; perigee meaning the closest point the Moon comes to Earth in its elliptical orbit of our planet and syzygy meaning the alignment of three celestial objects, in this case the Sun, Moon and Earth.


Many of you managed to photograph the full Moon and shared your images with us online. Here we present a selection of our favourite 'supermoon' captures.


Iain Todd BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Content Editor. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.