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Slideshow: Dramatic images of last night’s ‘Super Moon’

Rare celestial sight captured in range of incredible images taken around the world.

The super moon captured at Glastonbury, England, last night.
The super moon captured at Glastonbury, England, last night.
Image: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

THE MOON CAME CLOSER to the Earth last night than it has been in almost 20 years, appearing 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than more frequent full moons, according to NASA.

The last full Moon of this magnitude occurred in March 1993.

NASA said that such events do not trigger natural disasters, but can cause slightly higher tides as lunar gravity draws tidal waters a few centimetres higher than usual.

If you – like us – missed out on last night’s dramatic Moon appearance because of cloud cover, check out these amazing photos:

Slideshow: Dramatic images of last night’s ‘Super Moon’
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  • Hawaii

    Image: Anthony Quintano on Flickr
  • Super Moon

    Image: RealKatrinaKaif on Twitter
  • Super Moon

    Image: jmielcarz on Twitter
  • London

    Image: ChodHound on Flickr
  • The Spire, Dublin

    Image: Claudio Procida
  • Sebring International Raceway, Florida

    Image: AP Photo/Steve Nesius
  • St Augustine Lighthouse, Florida

    Image: AP Photo/St. Augustine Record, Daron Dean
  • Century Tower, Florida

    Image: AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey
  • Trafford Shopping Centre, Manchester

    Image: AP Photo/Jon Super
  • St Michael's Tower, Glastonbury

    Image: PA Photo
  • Ambon, Indonesia

    Image: juliustruffles on Twitter

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