Snap shows supermoon above Redditch

By Ian Dipple Monday 11 August 2014 Updated: 11/08 12:50

THIS stunning picture shows how a celestial wonder lit up the skies above Redditch.

Reader Paul Fuller sent in this snap of the supermoon over Headless Cross on Sunday (August 10).

Supermoons - or perigree moons - occur when the moon is in its 'full moon' stage and is at its closest point to the earth during its yearly orbit meaning it appears bigger and brighter than usual.

Although supermoons occur on average every 13 months, Sunday's event was special because it is the closest the moon has been to the earth in more than 20 years - just 221,765miles away - and stargazers estimate it was 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual.

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