Instagramarama_Moon Celestial skywatchers were in for a treat this week with several astronomical events happening. First it was the aurora borealis, followed by today’s solar eclipse which coincides with tonight’s supermoon.

A supermoon is a full — or new — moon that appears when the moon is on its closest approach to Earth along its elliptical orbit. Known as a “perigee moon” to astronomers, this phenomenon makes the moon appear significantly larger and brighter than usual in the night sky.

It also makes for some stunning photos! Here’s a list of some of our favorite Instagram photos featuring the moon!

Costa Blanca

Photo: ulaphoto_alicante /Instagram

Sydney

Photo: shirty_i_am/Instagram

Schwangau

A photo posted by İlhan Eroğlu (@ilhan1077) on

Photo: ilhan1077/Instagram

Moeraki

Photo: lukeaustinphotography/Instagram

Kauai

A photo posted by Benjamin Everett (@bejamin) on

Photo: bejamin/Instagram

St. Joseph Island

A photo posted by Greg Sacco (@gregsacco) on

Photo: gregsacco/Instagram

Los Angeles


Photo: jasperdejesus/Instagram

Toronto

A photo posted by @ellenaturel on

Photo: ellenaturel/Instagram

Vancouver

A photo posted by John Lehmann (@johnlehmann) on

Photo: johnlehmann/Instagram

New York City

A photo posted by Jennifer Khordi (@jkhordi) on


Photo: jkhordi/Instagram

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