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Supermoon in pictures as it lit up London last night

Stunning images have captured the moment London experienced the brightest full moon in more than 20 years last night.

The "supermoon" illuminated over London city as stargrazers enjoyed the Perseid meteor shower - one of the year's most dramatic lunar events.

The moon appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal as it reached the point in its orbit closest to the Earth, known as "perigee".

An unusually bright full "supermoon" was also seen on July 12, and is due to appear again on September 9.

The supermoon pictured above London's Tower Bridge. Credit: REUTERS/Paul Hackett
The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual Credit: REUTERS/Paul Hackett
A view of the 'supermoon' rising behind The Shard building in London. Credit: PA
The supermoon illuminated London's skies last night. Credit: PA

Many enthusiasts grabbed their mobile phones to take a snapshot of the spectacle - which comes two days before the Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak.

A woman takes a selfie as the supermoon rises over Tower Bridge in London. Credit: REUTERS/Paul Hackett
Ashleigh Richardson takes a picture on her mobile phone of the supermoon south London. Credit: PA