If you happened to be outside the past couple of nights, you probably noticed that the moon looked much bigger and brighter than it normally does. The hard-to-miss, so-called “supermoon” was the largest full moon that Austinites have seen in nearly 70 years—and the largest it will see until 2034.
Although supermoons in general aren’t terribly rare—they occur when the moon is full or close to full at the same time it’s as close to the Earth as it gets in its elliptical orbit. But the Nov. 14 supermoon was at its brightest because the moon was completely full this time around (technically, that happened in the very early morning of Nov. 14, but the show was still pretty spectacular both that night and the one before).
Here’s a look at some of the best Instagram and Twitter photos of the supermoon over Austin. Do you have any you’d like to share? Be sure to send us a message at email@example.com or share a link to your photo in the comments section below.
#Supermoon2016 as seen from Pfluger Bridge this evening. Good night, Austin. pic.twitter.com/EAWSvjmGbz— Over Austin (@overatx) November 15, 2016
#supermoon2016 from Barton Creek Mall Austin, TX #KVUE#NikonD7000 F8.0, 4.0s, ISO 500 pic.twitter.com/TmQVSIu4EC— Rafael Riojas (@riojas91) November 15, 2016
Tonights #supermoon with the #COTA Tower in downtown #ElroyTexas #supermoon2016 #Austin360Amp pic.twitter.com/sFUZY8eZg3— Vance Facundo (@vfacundo) November 15, 2016
Doesn't get any more beautiful than this. #Supermoon2016 over #ATX Photo: Buddy Park pic.twitter.com/dgGeXm6rbZ— KVUE News (@KVUE) November 15, 2016
Tonight's #Supermoon shines - as seen from Lou Neff Point. #austintx #atxweather #atxwx pic.twitter.com/L4U6bsCdRO— Over Austin (@overatx) November 14, 2016
Awesome super moon pic by our friends at BSG Security. #supermoon2016 #Austin pic.twitter.com/RlCxze3B9t— Sure Shots Magazine (@sureshotsmag) November 15, 2016
Tighter crop of last night's pre- #supermoon. pic.twitter.com/PlXgzTO2xr— Over Austin (@overatx) November 14, 2016