Brighter 'supermoon' graces the night sky
6 May 2012 Last updated at 16:59 BST
A "supermoon" has graced the skies, appearing bigger and brighter than usual, as it comes closer to the Earth - and is likely to bring higher tides.
The phenomenon, known as a perigee full moon, means the Moon appears up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when it is furthest from the planet.
The optimum effect was seen - cloud permitting - at 04:30 BST (03:30 GMT).
Ben Ando reports.