Supermoon fails to shine in East London

The supermoon we didn’t know we needed – but badly wanted – failed to show for many across our boroughs Monday night, as cloud obscured the view.

Other parts of the capital, however, were treated to majestically oversized moons.

The moon was as close to Earth as it has been since 1948. Although some were able to admire the lunar show without impediment in this country, others – particularly in East London – were resigned to posting their own DIY attempts and popular memes.

Hopes were high for the breath-taking view of the natural satellite – up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual – but in reality it failed to materialise for many.

Clearer skies tonight could give sky-gazers the opportunity to see the moon, although the MET Office has forecast cloud generally across London. Irrespective of the weather, the moon won’t be quite as ‘super’ in size and brightness, but at least you might see it.

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