In Pictures: Spectacular supermoon lights up Northern Ireland night sky

Supermoon captured over Belfast.

The spectacular sight of a supermoon lit up the Northern Ireland sky last night.

A supermoon occurs when a full moon's orbit is closer to Earth than usual - making it appear bigger and brighter.

Last night's celestial event was the Sturgeon supermoon, and it will be the final one of the year.

And the spectacle was captured far and wide.

The supermoon rising behind the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. Credit: Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP
A woman poses for a photo near a statue of Cupid in Beijing. Credit: AP
A plane, about the land at John F. Kennedy International airport in New York, illuminated by the supermoon. Credit: AP
The supermoon rises over Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA
The supermoon behind the dome of the Academy of Fine Arts with the angel "Fama" in Dresden, Germany. Credit: AP
The moon lit up the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Credit: AP
The full moon setting behind apartments in the outskirts of Frankfurt, Germany. Credit: AP
The moon rising above the Indian Ocean in Diani Beach, Kenya. Credit: AP
The moon behind The Shard in London. Credit: AP
A crowd of people watch the setting sun from a hill in Ealing, west London during the heatwave. Credit: Victoria Jones/PA
The supermoon rises over the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool Credit: Peter Byrne/PA

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