Super moon over Timaru

19:15, Aug 11 2014
Taken in the early morning of July 14, in Auckland.
Evan Bay Marina - No Filter - Last Friday
Alex Macuer wasn't even aware there was a supermoon when taking this photo in July at Evans Bay Marina. "I just thought it was a beautiful moon."
A Cloudy Night
One Tree Hill and the supermoon in July.
Friday night moon over Silverstream, Upper Hutt, in July.
A bit Misty..but still lovely
We had cloud most of the time and this was taken just as the cloud passed ....a bit cloudy but still a sight to behold. Taken in July.
Templeview in fog
After driving through very heavy fog this glow appeared on the side of the road in Hamilton - it was the moon and it extended in to this spooky view of the temple. Taken in July.
Moon as seen in Masterton last Friday.
Supermoon over One Tree Hill
The supermoon rising through the clouds next to Maungakiekie, taken from Mt Albert in July.
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Supermoon in Port Hedland, Western Australia, in July.
Alistair Hayward
Alistair Hayward got this shot as the moon was rising in July
Maggie Alasad
Maggie Alasad sent in this spooky picture of the full moon in July.
Lindsay Breach
Lindsay Breach took this picture in North Canterbury through a telescope in July.
Supermoon rising over the Orongorongos.
Alistair Hayward
The August Supermoon from Napier.
Allan Scadden snapped this pic of the August Supermoon from Wellington.
Jubi captured this photo of the August Supermoon.
The August Supermoon rises over the Barnicoat range in Nelson.
The August Supermoon from the Tuki Tuki Hills.
The August Supermoon as seen from Wellington's Mount Victoria lookout.
The August Supermoon from Waimate.
Debbie Brown snapped this pic of the August Supermoon from Taranaki.
The August Supermoon from One Tree Hill.
Gareth Polglaze caught this pic of the August Supermoon over Nelson.
The August Supermoon setting over the Ruahine Ranges.
The August Supermoon rising in Wellington.
The August Supermoon setting over Kaipara coast.
Super moon seen frm Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch
YELLOW MOON: Cynthia Johnson took this photo about 6.20am on Monday while walking her dog on Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch.
Super moon over Timaru
EERIE: Super moon photographed above Timaru.
Supermoon shines over Mt. Albert.
Supermoon by Dave Ross
An early morning supermoon shot from Karori.
Supermoon Shane Gaskin
The supermoon rising over the Orongarongas.

Stargazers were treated to a "super-duper-moon" this morning as the full moon reached its closest point to Earth.

The so-called "super moon" happens when the moon comes a little bit closer to Earth due to its elliptical orbit, making it appear bigger and brighter to the naked eye.

The full moon occured about 6.10am today, reaching its perigee - the closest point to Earth on its oval-shaped orbit - about 5.44am. 

Those who missed a glimpse of the super moon over Timaru will have another chance tonight. If skies are clear another impressive just-past-full moon will rise at 6.24pm.

The last super moon happened on July 9 and another would be seen on September 9, but today's event would be the closest of the year.


The Timaru Herald