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Pictures: Here's how the supermoon looked over Ireland last night

Some of us got incredible views of the moon last evening. Cloud spoiled the views in other areas unfortunately.

THE SUPERMOON WAS an incredible sight last night – if you could see it.

The moon was the closest its been to Earth for 68 years last evening – meaning it appeared unusually bright and large in the night sky.

5pm was the best time to see it yesterday – but, unfortunately, cloudy skies spoiled the view in many areas.

In case you were wondering, a ‘supermoon’ happens because the moon does not orbit around the Earth in a perfect circle. Instead, its elliptical orbit means that the moon’s distance from Earth can vary by up to 14%. The point at which the moon is closest to earth is called the ‘perigee’.

Now, here are your photos:

Emma Hynes had a clear view over Dublin:

DJ Robbie Kane was making the most of the view in Baldoyle, in north Dublin: 

But this was taken by Brendan Rogers in Carrickmines, Dublin 18: 

carrick1 Source: Brendan Rogers

And Guy Boggan captured this great shot over the capital too: 

guy1 Source: Guy Boggan

This incredible shot was taken in Co Waterford:

While there was a pretty good view in Donegal too:

The PSNI snapped some incredible shots: 

It took us a few seconds to make sense of this one from Kevin Griffin:

kevin1 Source: Kevin Griffin

And we guess it was cloudy in Sligo. This was send in by an anonymous reader early this morning: 

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Read: Tonight’s Supermoon will be the biggest in 68 years >

Read: The moon will turn blood red tonight in extremely rare Supermoon total eclipse >

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