The Brightest and Biggest Supermoon appeared on Sunday Night

The Brightest and Biggest Supermoon appeared on Sunday Night

These images describe the divine heavenly shower, the super moon that lit up the sky.

Spectacular: The supermoon lit up the night sky over London last night providing a glowing backdrop to the Shard skyscraper, pictured centre  .
Spectacular: The supermoon lit up the night sky over London last night providing a glowing backdrop to the Shard skyscraper, pictured centre .

Sunday marked this year’s biggest and brightest supermoon that happened at the same time as perigee – when the moon reached the point in its orbit closest to the Earth.

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Crowds gathered in the hope of capturing spectacular pictures of the supermoon rising above Tower Bridge in London (pictured)

Stargazers around the world, grabbed their mobile phones to capture the glimmering spectacle- which also came at the start of the Perseid meteor shower.

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Last night’s supermoon appeared 16 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal as it reached the closest point to Earth in its orbit
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The ‘supermoon’ appeared 16 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal as it reached the point in its orbit closest to the Earth, known as ‘perigee’. It is pictured here behind the Shard in London
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The full moon was a bright presence in the London night sky and many lit up many of the capital’s greatest buildings and monuments, including the Shard, pictured
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A perigee full moon, also called ‘supermoon’, glows as it looms behind the Chrysler Building in New York City. This image was taken from from Weehawken, New Jersey
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The moon glows orange behind the famous skyscrapers of New York. Supermoons, which are known to cause higher tides, occur every 13 months and 18 days

The 2014 calendar year is supposed to showcase five supermoons, the two new moons in January and the full moons of July, August and September, set to shine on Sept.9.

It's Moonumental: The supermoon is seen as it rises through the clouds behind the bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford in Washington DC, U.S
It’s Moonumental: The supermoon is seen as it rises through the clouds behind the bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford in Washington DC, U.S
The supermoon rises behind the light on top of the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year there are five supermoons, two new moons in January and full moons in July, August and September.
The supermoon rises behind the light on top of the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year there are five supermoons, two new moons in January and full moons in July, August and September.
A supermoon rises behind Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual
A supermoon rises behind Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual
With its craters clearly visible and glowing yellow, the supermoon rises over Chinese words reading 'China construction' in Beijing
With its craters clearly visible and glowing yellow, the supermoon rises over Chinese words reading ‘China construction’ in Beijing
Fireworks streak past in front of the supermoon outside the town of Mosta, celebrating the feast of its patron saint, in central Malta
Fireworks streak past in front of the supermoon outside the town of Mosta, celebrating the feast of its patron saint, in central Malta
The supermoon appeared almost pink in colour as it glowed above Istanbul in Turkey. Supermoons, which are known to cause higher tides, occur every 13 months and 18 days, but are not always noticed because of cloudy weather
The supermoon appeared almost pink in colour as it glowed above Istanbul in Turkey. Supermoons, which are known to cause higher tides, occur every 13 months and 18 days, but are not always noticed because of cloudy weather
The full moon descends behind the Nossa Senhora da Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In this time of the year the orb is at the closest point to the earth
The full moon descends behind the Nossa Senhora da Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In this time of the year the orb is at the closest point to the earth
This shot of the moon appeared behind a Spanish fighting bull in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon
This shot of the moon appeared behind a Spanish fighting bull in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon
A supermoon rises over the Peace Tower on Ottawa's Parliament Hill as seen from Gatineau, Quebec
A supermoon rises over the Peace Tower on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill as seen from Gatineau, Quebec

At perigee, the moon could be as close as about 31,000 miles from Earth than when it is farthest away from the Earth.

NASA says last Sunday’s supermoon was the biggest & brightest in 20 years.

Stargazers around the world looked up into the nightsky to catch a glimpse of the supermoon, including in Blenheim, New Zealand where this spectacular picture was taken
Stargazers around the world looked up into the nightsky to catch a glimpse of the supermoon, including in Blenheim, New Zealand where this spectacular picture was taken