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Once it made its way above the cloud cover, the moon shone bright in the night sky.

Moon viewers living in Melbourne Sunday night were impacted by clouds covering the skies, forcing many to leave the city to properly observe the sight.

However, it wasn't all doom and gloom!

Supermoons during the winter months tend to look larger than supermoons that occur during the rest of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

If you happened to miss the supermoon - worry not. So do your best to get outside during mid-November.

The brightest moon in nearly 69 years lit up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe on Sunday and Monday nights, including at the North Georgia Astronomical Observatory on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus.

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The event, described as "undeniably beautiful" by U.S. space agency Nasa, is the result of the Moon coming closer to Earth than it has done since 1948. It won't be seen this close to Earth again until November 26, 2034.

As it was reported earlier, on the night of 14-15 November, the Earth's satellite flew at a very close distance from the orbit of our planet.

The moon was about 225,623 miles from the Earth as opposed to itsaverage distance of 238,855 miles.

It appeared around 14% larger and 30% brighter than this year's smallest full moon back in April.

"I'm always pleased for people to get their binoculars out and look up at the craters and the seas". Another supermoon is set to appear on December 14.

Mon, November 14, 2016 STARGAZERS around the world are looking forward to catching a glimpse of the biggest supermoon in almost 70 years, take a look back at other phenomenal supermoon's over the years. (Photo: Reuters/Umit Bektas) The supermoon is seen in the backdrop of a statue of Jesus Christ in Havana, Cuba.


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