The 'supermoon' captured by Londoners

Taken at around 2.00 am this morning from north London Credit: Carol Hartle

Londoners have been sending their photographs of the 'supermoon' taken from the capital. A 'supermoon' occurs when the Moon reaches its closest point to earth on its orbit.

Yesterday marked the closest the Moon will reach to earth for the year.

A plane can be seen flying over the face of the moon Credit: Saiqua Tajdin

The supermoon, which is technically known as a perigee full moon, appears up to 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than when it is furthest from the earth.

To learn more about the 'supermoon' and see pictures from around the world click here.