Did you catch a glimpse?
If you stepped outside last night and looked towards the sky you would have been treated to a pretty special sight: the first and only “supermoon” of 2017 lighting up the night sky all across the UAE as a real treat to stargazers.
Also known as a Cold Moon, this phenomenon is caused when the orbit of a new or full moon is in sync with the its closest approach to Earth, making it appear closer and brighter than usual.
In this instance, the moon orbited a cool 357,987 kilometres close to Earth, which was enough for it to be classified as a supermoon.
Did you miss it? Never fear, intrepid UAE residents took to social media to post photos of the celestial event, of which we have gathered up the choice picks below:
HH Princess Haya kicked things off with this cute picture of 5-year-old Sheikh Zayed attempting to eat the supermoon
Here it is shining bright against the colourfulness of the Dubai Canal
Wait a minute… how did the supermoon get inside Dubai Mall?!
— Edze Gedaca (@superedgez) December 3, 2017
Lining up nicely alongside the Burj Al Arab
Loving the #Supermoon photographs coming in from around the world. This is the view from Dubai where I am at the moment. The Moon is in Gemini, Donald’s zodiac sign – and this tower appears to show his initial. pic.twitter.com/qjE8WwzeKF
— Jessica Adams (@jessicacadams) December 3, 2017
We love this moody shot of it juxtaposed against some lonely streetlights
— John Michael (@jaycoooool) December 3, 2017
And here it was still going strong at 6am this morning… or is that just the sun?
— Tinks (@TinKles21) December 4, 2017