Supermoon mesmerises sky-gazers across the world

In pictures: Supermoon 2017

The supermoon is seen in the sky while a farmer walks with cows in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. The year 2017 had a total of four supermoons, in April, May, June, and December, going by the definition created by Noelle. A supermoon rises in front of a replica of the Statue of Liberty sitting atop the Liberty Building in downtown Buffalo.

Arvind Paranjpye, director of Nehru Planetarium said, "The moon was supposed to start rising at 6.58 pm yesterday, but was covered in passing clouds so we couldn't see much".

Did you see the supermoon?

Regular observers of the full moon may notice the difference between a regular full moon and a supermoon, but sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. Photo / Getty Images Image 7 of 11: The Supermoon captured just outside Kaitaia.

Washingtonians had to wait all year for a supermoon to come to town.

Tom Kerss, an astronomer at Royal Observatory Greenwich, said the exact moment of full moon - when the moon sits opposite the sun in the sky, which was 3.47pm (10.47am ET) today in the United Kingdom.

Two full moons on January 2 and January 31 will also be counted as supermoons.

A supermoon is a Full Moon when it is also at its closest point to the Earth on its orbit. When two full moons occur in the same month, the second is sometimes called a blue moon or, in this case, a super blue moon.

NASA released a video explaining what is a supermoon (above).

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