In pictures: Supermoon rises over London for the last time in 2014

 
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The moon was 30,000 miles closer to the earth than usual last night (Source: Getty)

Last night was the last time in 2014's we'll see a "supermoon" - the time when the moon is at the closest point in its orbit to the earth.

At 1.38am UK time, the moon was 222,698 miles from earth - that's 30,000 miles closer than usual, making it 30 per cent brighter and 14 per cent larger.

Naturally, London's snappers took to the streets to record the event. Here's the moon rising over St Paul's Cathedral:

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And here it is looming over a row of terraces:

It was reflected in the lake on Clapham Common:

With clear skies over South West London, supermoon-watching conditions were perfect:

Further afield, photographers made the most of the opportunity. Here it is silhouetting a statue on campus at The University of Notre Dame in Indiana:

And here it is rising over San Diego:

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Supermoon fans walked out to a lighthouse in Lake Superior to watch it:

And in Hawaii, it hung over the ocean:

In Puerto Rico, it was a celebratory affair:

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