Supermoon 2013 Lights Up Our Skies (PICTURES)

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

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Keen moon watchers took to Twitter to share their snaps of the extraordinary lunar event