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PICTURES: Nairobi among cities that experienced Supermoon, next appearance in 2033

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By Reuters | September 28th 2015

Sky-watchers around the world were treated when the shadow of Earth cast a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year. The total "supermoon" lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon" is one that appears bigger and brighter than usual as it reaches the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth.

A supermoon, the last of this year's supermoons, is pictured in the sky in Kenya's capital Nairobi, September 28, 2015. REUTERS

A supermoon occurs when the Moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, meaning it appears larger in the sky. This phenomenon was last observed in 1982 and won't come again until 2033.

A lunar eclipse coincides with a so-called "supermoon" as seen from St Florence, Tenby, Wales. REUTERS
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