The biggest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades is lighting up the night sky across the world this week. The phenomenon known as the supermoon is a result of the Moon's elliptical orbit; it will be closer to the Earth than at any time since January 1948.

At its closest approach, the Moon will pass within 216,486 miles (348,400km) of the Earth, which is about 22,000 miles (35,400km) closer than average. This supermoon is about 14 per cent larger in diameter and about 30 percent brighter than when it's at its furthest from the Earth.

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