'Supermoon' over UK skies this weekend

Last updated at 10:31

People around the globe have witnessed the 'biggest and brightest' full moon of the year.

On Saturday evening the moon reached its closest point to Earth making it appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than when it is furthest away.

The 'supermoon' is also known as a perigee full moon.

A cloudy sky on Saturday evening meant many UK sky-watchers were disappointed but elsewhere in Europe clearer skies gave observers a better view.

Stargazers should be able to see the moon on Sunday evening if the sky is clear.

The next supermoon is expected during August 2014.