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Clouds hamper Nairobians’ view of Supermoon spectacle

Most Nairobians missed to see the phenomena of the Supermoon due to cloudy skies that covered parts of the city.

The supermoon is a phenomenon in which the moon is closest to earth making it appear bigger and brighter. The last occurrence was in 1948 and the next is expected to take place in 2034.

“At perigee — the point at which the moon is closest to Earth — the moon can be as much as 14 percent closer to Earth than at apogee, when the moon is farthest from our planet.

“The full moon appears that much larger in diameter and because it is larger shines 30 percent more moonlight onto the Earth,” said National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), an agency of the United States government.

Residents in different parts of the world were able to view the spectacle on Monday night, posting numerous pictures on social media.

Below are some of the pictures shared by Kenyans through the hashtag #supermoonkenya