Readers' pictures capture tonight's Supermoon over Sussex

The supermoon over Brighton by Deepti Ameta.

The supermoon over Brighton by Deepti Ameta.

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Sussex has been one of the best places in the country to see tonight’s “supermoon”.

The moon is expected to appear up to 14 per cent brighter as it reaches its closest point to Earth this year - a mere 221,765 miles away.

Experts say tonight’s “supermoon”, technically known as a Perigee moon, is set to be the biggest this year and could even be an “extra supermoon”.

Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory said: “Generally speaking, full moons occur near perigee every 13 months and 18 days, so it's not all that unusual.

"In fact, just last year there were three perigee Moons in a row, but only one was widely reported."

The "supermoon" coincides with the annual Perseid meteor shower, which began yesterday and is due to end on Wednesday.

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1:09am Mon 11 Aug 14

nosolution says...

"Only 1 was widely reported"? Wish I had known about this before it happened...would of gone out to see it.
"Only 1 was widely reported"? Wish I had known about this before it happened...would of gone out to see it. nosolution
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12:32pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Binnybanny says...

I get a bright white supermoon every night when my missus gets undressed, how ever the one in the sky seems to be less dimpled.
I get a bright white supermoon every night when my missus gets undressed, how ever the one in the sky seems to be less dimpled. Binnybanny
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1:03pm Mon 11 Aug 14

FatherTed11 says...

nosolution wrote:
"Only 1 was widely reported"? Wish I had known about this before it happened...would of gone out to see it.
You didn't miss much. It was just the moon but looked slightly bigger
[quote][p][bold]nosolution[/bold] wrote: "Only 1 was widely reported"? Wish I had known about this before it happened...would of gone out to see it.[/p][/quote]You didn't miss much. It was just the moon but looked slightly bigger FatherTed11
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