A dazzling display

25 Jun 2013

Stargazers around the world looked up early on Sunday to watch the biggest and brightest full moon of the year grace the sky as our celestial neighbour swung closer to earth than usual. Although the so-called supermoon appears to be 14 per cent larger than normal, skywatchers will not be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Some may also think the supermoon looks brighter, but it is an optical illusion as it looms larger on the horizon next to trees and buildings. Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP, Xinhua