Supermoon rises


IT’S WAS a Supermoon on Sunday, October 16 with stunning views of the moon rising over the sea.

Clouds obstructed the initial rise of the moon but as the clouds cleared the moon shone brightly illuminating the night sky .

A perigee moon occurs once a month when the moon is at its closest point to the earth. A supermoon occurs only a few times a year when the perigee moon is also a full moon.

The moon is 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter.

For those that missed the Supermoon there will be the biggest moon of the year on November 14.