Russian cosmonaut posts stunning pictures of 'Supermoon' from International Space Station 8 years ago

Russian cosmonaut posts stunning pictures of 'Supermoon' from International Space Station

To really get a good look at the 'Supermoon', you need to get a little bit closer than we can on the ground.

Looking at the sky, we don't think we will be seeing the 'Supermoon' tonight unless it dips below the clouds that have shrouded the top 100 floors of JOE Towers in a thick grey goo.

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Correctly called the perigee, it is the point at which the Moon's orbit is closest to the Earth. It should, if you can see it, appear 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter.

One man who has a better view than anyone on Earth is Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, who is currently in the International Space Station. A few hours ago, Artemyev posted this series of pictures of the moon disappearing over the horizon.

Stunning.

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