Stunning videos show space station passing across 'super snow moon'

Stunning videos have captured the International Space Station (ISS) passing across a massive 'super snow moon' on Sunday night.

A 'super moon' is a full moon that coincides with the moon's orbit bringing it closest to earth, making it look bigger and brighter.

In lunar calendars, moons are often named for the seasons. In the Northern Hemisphere's February, it's often snowing heavily, leading to the title 'super snow moon'.

Footage taken by Stardome Observatory astronomy educator Josh Kirkley shows the brilliant moon rising over Mt Eden in Auckland.

The ISS passing in front of the moon.
The ISS passing in front of the moon. Photo credit: Josh Kirkley / Stardome

"More exciting than that, I managed to capture another ISS transit across the moon," he told Newshub.

"The space station crossed right in front of the super snow moon at 11:20pm, taken from my home in Royal Oak, Auckland.

"I had planned to film and photo the super snow moon rising but was not aware there would be another ISS transit on this particular night as they are quite rare.

"I checked a few astronomy programs I use and they lined up just right over a stretch of Auckland."