New Zealanders photograph the supermoon

(Chris BL / Twitter)
(Chris BL / Twitter)

The closest, brightest and biggest full moon in more than 50 years was visible in New Zealand on Monday night.

Known as a supermoon, the phenomenon occurs when the moon is at its closest approach to Earth. It was only around 357,000km away - when it's at its furthest, it's about 50,000km further away, thanks to its elliptical orbit.

A supermoon can look up to 14 percent bigger than normal, and 30 percent brighter.

New Zealanders photograph the supermoon

(Hina Patel / supplied)

The event inspired Kiwis to grab their cameras and capture the amazing event.

New Zealanders photograph the supermoon

(Glennis Cavanagh / supplied)

The moon won't be as big again until November 2034.

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