A super moon has graced the skies, appearing bigger and brighter than normal, as it comes nearer to the Earth and is expected to bring higher tides. According to The Royal Astronomical Society's Dr Robert Massey the Moon's size may be more obvious than its glow.
The distance of Moon's from earth varies as it follows an oval orbit instead of a circular one. The occurrence, known as a perigee full moon, means the Moon appears up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than when it is farthest on or after the earth. The super moon is seen increasing behind statues at the St Isaac's Cathedral in St Petersburg, Russia.