Super sight

BRIGHT The "supermoon" pictured above Portsmouth. Picture: Robert Nemeti/Solentnews.biz
BRIGHT The "supermoon" pictured above Portsmouth. Picture: Robert Nemeti/Solentnews.biz
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A HUGE bright moon dwarfs an aeroplane in the night sky in this stunning image taken from Southsea seafront.

The so-called ‘supermoon’ dominated the sky as the moon’s elliptical orbit brought it closer than usual to the earth.

The picture was taken on Saturday night as the moon came within about 221,802 miles of earth.

That’s about 15,000 miles closer than the average distance throughout the year.

Scientists said the close proximity would make our celestial neighbour appear 14 per cent bigger than it would at its farthest distance.

But they believe it would have only a minimal effect on the tides.