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The supermoon had people staring wide-eyed at the heavens last night

Some cloud hampered things for Irish stargazers.

STARGAZERS ACROSS THE world were gazing upwards last night to catch a glimpse of the final “supermoon” of this year.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is closest to earth on its orbit and there’s also a full moon in the sky.

The phenomenon makes the moon appear larger and brighter and photographers across Ireland and the world were out capturing it in the December sky.

Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire

Cold Moon Source: Danny Lawson/PA Images

Washington D.C.

UPI 20171203 Source: Ben Ingalls/PA Images

The Uppatasanti Pagoda, Myanamar

Myanmar Moon Source: Aung Shine Oo/PA Images

Buffalo, New York

New York Supermoon Source: Julio Cortez/PA Images

Rafah City, Gaza Strip

Supermoon visible over Rafah City Source: Abed Rahim Khatib/PA Images

Trysil, Norway

Co. Down, Ireland

Read: Stargazers rejoice: There’s another supermoon on the way >

Read: The supermoon is still over Ireland – here’s how it looked last night >

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