Supermoon from ISS

Russian astronaut Oleg Artemyev captures stunning photos of the ‘supermoon‘ from the International Space Station.

Artemyev shared these images of the ‘supermoon,’ that became full on Sunday, on Twitter.



‘Supermoon’ refers to a phenomenon where the full Moon falls within 24 hours of perigee (closest approach to the Earth).

The Moon appears about 14% bigger between its furthest and closest approaches to Earth.

While the difference is subtle in the sky, it does produce higher tides on Earth.