Super Moon casts its spell on the Earth
5:00 AM Monday Aug 11, 2014
It will be another 20 years before the moon comes as close as it has in the current cycle. Photo / Andy Morris
Sky-gazers in awe of last night's Super Moon witnessed the closest and largest full moon of the year.
At its closest point, the moon will be 356,896km from Earth - the closest since 1930. It should be visible again tonight.
There are usually between four and six Super Moons each year.
According to University of Canterbury astronomer Associate Professor Karen Pollard, the next Super Moon cycle is on September 9.