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Stunning pictures of supermoon over Kent as stargazers dazzled by lunar spectacle

11 August 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Stargazers across Kent have been dazzled by a "supermoon" - and they took these stunning pictures.

The moon appeared bigger and brighter than normal last night as it was 15,000 miles closer to earth than on average.

It hit peak brightness at 11.34pm, with many taking photos of the lunar spectacle - two days before a bright meteor shower reaches its peak.

The supermoon over Borough Green. Picture @adriantribe

The supermoon over Borough Green. Picture: @adriantribe

The supermoon in incredible detail taken at Margate. Picture @jameskushdee

The supermoon in incredible detail taken at Margate. Picture: @jameskushdee

Supermoon pictured over Faversham creek. Picture @mxcrogers

Supermoon pictured over Faversham creek. Picture: @mxcrogers

Another shot of the supermoon over Maidstone. Picture @mattbruce82

Another shot of the supermoon over Maidstone. Picture: @mattbruce82

Known as the perigee moon or "supermoon", experts worked out the moon appeared 14% larger and 30% brighter than normal as it reached the point in its orbit closest to the Earth.

Readers have been sharing some of their best images of the biggest full moon of the year - and we would love to see yours.

Tweet us @Kent_Online or email news@thekmgroup.co.uk.

Picture by @kentngs

Picture by @kentngs

This shot was taken in Broadstairs bu @shoponyourdoors

This shot was taken in Broadstairs by @shoponyourdoors

This shot of the supermoon was taken in Ramsgate by @ramsgatebirds

This shot of the supermoon was taken in Ramsgate by @ramsgatebirds

A stunning shot in Lullingstone by @jonathancobb

A stunning shot in Lullingstone by @jonathancobb

St Mary's Island, Chatham, by @sue_ratters

St Mary's Island, Chatham, by @sue_ratters

The moon near Bell Harry at Canterbury Cathedral. Picture by @pellegrino5

The moon near Bell Harry at Canterbury Cathedral. Picture by @pellegrino5

An amazing shot by @nickyvines in Capel-le-Ferne

An amazing shot by @nickyvines in Capel-le-Ferne

The moon taken from West Malling by @daniellastewar1

The moon taken from West Malling by @daniellastewar1

A camera phone was enough for @crip_tic to grab this image

A camera phone was enough for @crip_tic to grab this image

We were sent this picture from Walderslade by @rebeccawinspear

We were sent this picture from Walderslade by @rebeccawinspear

 

A close-up view via @kimstwist

A close-up view via @kimstwist

This shot was taken in Eynsford by @sworth82

This shot was taken in Eynsford by @sworth82

Another shot by @kimstwist

Another shot by @kimstwist

Boughton Under Blean by @ollie6ft4

Boughton Under Blean by @ollie6ft4


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