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The 'supermoon' celestial wonder seen across the UK

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image copyrightAllan Ballard
image captionThis weekend's "supermoon" was the last opportunity to see one in 2017, shown here over Ladbroke, Warwickshire, courtesy of Allan Ballard.
image copyrightMalcolm Bawn
image captionMalcolm Bawn was in South Shields looking towards the North Shields lighthouse at the mouth of the River Tyne when he saw the supermoon in bright orange.
image copyrightTerry Godbert
image captionThe supermoon phenomenon happens when the Moon reaches its closest point to Earth, known as a perigee Moon. Terry Godbert was in Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire when he took this photo on Sunday.
image copyrightCarl Harlott
image captionThe moon appeared 7% larger and 15% brighter, as a break in the cloud allowed Carl Harlott to take this image in Ipswich.
image copyrightTika Walker
image captionWhile the difference in size is barely noticeable to the human eye, the increased brightness appears clear from Tikka Walker's image of the Moon over Leominster.
image copyrightShaun George
image captionThe clarity and closeness of the Moon allowed Shaun George in Milton Keynes to take this photo with nothing more than a camera and a tripod.
image copyrightKarli Franklin
image captionWhile Karli Franklin took this picture on Sunday evening at the Christmas light trail at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.
image copyrightFrank Gardner
image captionBBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner took this photo of aircraft contrails on the supermoon on Monday morning.
image copyrightMorris Agaba
image captionThis phenomenon was not unique to the UK, as Morris Agaba took this picture from Kamurasi Primary School grounds in Masindi, Uganda.

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