06:59 GMT01 August 2021
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    A spectacular view of a supermoon, which shone 16 percent brighter and appeared 7 percent larger than its usual size, could be seen on Sunday night in many parts of the world. Social media users and media outlets have been actively sharing photos and videos of this unusual phenomenon.

    US TV channel ABC News has published a spectacular timelapse video of Sunday's supermoon set over the state of Rhode Island.

    Xinhua News Agency shared photos of the supermoon taken in Singapore, Pakistan, Myanmar and the Philippines.

    Social media users have been vividly discussing the phenomenon.

    For instance, some residents of the Russian city of Novosibirsk were not quite impressed.

    "Today there is a supermoon. But it's not so big actually" an inscription on a video published by a Twitter user nicknamed novosibirsk_public said.

    A Twitter user named Mari Fforde from the UK, on the contrary, was deeply touched by the stunning view.

    Other netizens also posted lots of beautiful pictures in their social media accounts.

    Several stunning videos were also published on Youtube.

    Supermoons occur when a full moon's orbit is closest to Earth. This makes the moon appear larger and brighter than usual.

    The phenomenon generally occurs every 13 months. This full moon was the first in a series of three supermoons, of which the next two will occur in January.

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