February 1, 2018
Supermoon seen in skies over Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge

A supermoon was visible in the skies over Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge last night.

The lunar event is so-called because it's when the moon is closest to the earth.

Experts say that the Supermoon should appear about 7% larger and about 15% brighter. Last night's clear skies meant it was a pretty impressive spectacle.

Highbridge photographer Sally Gilroy told "I have always been in awe of the moon since a child, and try and follow when we are going to blessed by these super moons."

"Over the past few days the media covered a lot of information regarding this wonderful blue blood moon, and I was hoping that the cloud cover was going to be minimal to give everyone a clear view to witness the moon that is unlike to happen again for another 150 years."

"My prayers were answered as I gazed into the sky around 6.20pm and the clouds started to move away as the wind picked up, to reveal the most delightful bright moon."

"From my back door I managed to get several photographs, it has been spectacular for me to get these cherished once in a lifetime photographs of the blue blood moon over Highbridge."

Pictured: Top, the supermoon photographed from Burnham seafront on Wednesday evening; and above Sally Gilroy's shots from Highbridge


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