IT’S 15% BIGGER than usual and 30% brighter. It’s the supermoon.
You were all busy snapping the moon last night as it burned bright above Ireland.
According to Astronomy Ireland:
By definition the full moon rises when the sun sets and there is also an optical illusion called the ‘Moon Illusion’ that makes the moon ‘look’ bigger when it is low down, just above the horizon. In fact, the Moon’s size does not change at all, it’s purely an optical illusion, but a very powerful one that will make the Supermoon even more spectacular.
We can expect the next Supermoon after this weekend on the night of September 7th.
Here are some photos our readers sent in to us – you can send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Danny Dudek
Source: John Nugent
Source: Gemma Carew
Source: Carol Hughes
Source: Niamh O'Mahony
Source: Niamh O'Brien