There is nothing more captivating than the site of a bright full moon,
Last night our skies were illuminated with a much bigger and brighter moon otherwise known as a supermoon, which occurs when it is closest to the earth during its elliptical orbit.
If you didn't get a chance to see this wondrous phenomenon due to cloudy conditions fear not - here are some amazing images captured from around the world.
Johnny Horne captured this brilliant image of the moon in all its glory through an amateur astronomer's 5-inch refractor telescope near Stedman N.C.
Supermoon 2013 in pictures...See gallery below best viewed in fullscreen
Keen moon watchers took to Twitter to share their snaps of the extraordinary lunar event
If you missed it last night due to cloud cover, here's the supermoon from London area pic.twitter.com/4d2ljydS
— Hyde Park Feed Store (@HydeParkFeeds) May 6, 2012
— winda rahmah fadila (@windarahmaah) June 23, 2013
— Webcams de México (@webcamsdemexico) June 23, 2013
Did you see the Supermoon last night?!? Brian Luenser did in downtown Fort Worth. Here's one of his pictures. pic.twitter.com/o1938MrYXM
— Pete Delkus (@wfaaweather) June 23, 2013
— The Times of London (@thetimes) June 23, 2013
— Phtgrphr (@dekyaa_) June 23, 2013
— Matthew Abraham (@KevCorduroy) June 23, 2013
— WWF UK (@wwf_uk) June 23, 2013
probably the best I got of the super moon earlier pic.twitter.com/j2hfJsnfsB
— Karma Lee (@_karmalee_) June 23, 2013
— Amador Vargas B. (@AVargasBellido) June 23, 2013
— Craig Kanalley (@ckanal) June 23, 2013