Photos of the Supermoon over South African Skies and the World

Many South Africans waited patiently tonight – Monday 14 November 2016 – to photograph  the biggest, brightest Super Moon (Supermoon) in 68 years

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Supermoon from Lagoon Beach, Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa

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But in KwaZulu-Natal it was bad news for Supermoon spotters… but good news for rhinos as it rained (meaning the poachers couldn’t use the bright light to find rhinos at night). And in Gauteng a thunderstorm brought beautiful – but clouded – skies, and the super moon was not visible for a long time…

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Photo by Candice Surmon Skjoldhammer‎, Boksburg – “Won’t be able to see the Supermoon, but got a super sunset instead.”
Sent in by Mel Rayner
Sent in by Mel Rayner
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Eagle Canyon, Honeydew. Photo by Dale Goodwin.

Until finally it peeped through, between the clouds, and those who had waited were rewarded…

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Photo by Amelda Roux – “Sharing some supermoon love from Kempton park…”

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Photo by Andrea Ben – “Here it is after all the cloud cover in JHB! The Super Moon!”
Photo by Trish Williams, Joburg - "So cloudy this is the best I could do."
Photo by Trish Williams, Joburg – “So cloudy this is the best I could do.”
By Shirley Mpisi - "I just took this picture outside. Bez Valley, Joburg."
By Shirley Mpisi – “I just took this picture outside. Bez Valley, Joburg.”

For those who didn’t see it early enough in the evening (the first two hours and last two hours are the best colours), it didn’t seem as huge, as bright or as orange as they’d expected…

supermoon-expectationsCape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, was one of the few places where the visibility was good and wannabe photographers were able to capture beautiful pictures of the Supermoon…

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Shining bright like a torch over Madhuri Kooverjee Chavda’s home.
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Photos by Alan Rudnicki, Cape Town, South Africa – “No Horizons Unfortunately , A Few Very similar Photos I Took Of Monday’s “Super Moon”.
Fish Hoek Supermoon by Ruby-Gay Martin
Fish Hoek Supermoon by Ruby-Gay Martin

Kalk Bay, Western Cape, provided a perfect location for Supermoon photos:

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Photo by Stanwell Slater from African Roots Photography. Taken at Kalk Bay, South Africa
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Photo by Robyn Gwilt: More: www.facebook.com/robyngphotography
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Photo by Robyn Gwilt: More: www.facebook.com/robyngphotography
By Rukeya Daniels - Wetton, Cape Town South Africa
By Rukeya Daniels – Wetton, Cape Town South Africa
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By Leentjie DuPreez – “Cape Town Supermoon – I took the pic over Granger Bay from the Grand Africa café.”
By Andries Graaff, Green Point, Cape Town
By Andries Graaff, Green Point, Cape Town
Tembi-Leigh Henisi - "My view in northern cape."
Tembi-Leigh Henisi – “My view in northern cape.”
MagRita Badenhorst - "Photo taken at Cape Infanta where I live."
MagRita Badenhorst – “Photo taken at Cape Infanta where I live.”

South Africans around the world experienced the same as Gauteng and KZN with clouds or rain from the Netherlands and New Zealand to the UK. Here’s the Super Moon that some did see…

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Dubai. Submitted by Franki Mc Kechnie.
Ronel Steyn - "All I can share from Doha, Qatar."
Ronel Steyn – “All I can share from Doha, Qatar.”
Wendy Jayne - "Super moon at Waseley hill top, UK."
Wendy Jayne – “Super moon at Waseley hill top, UK.”
Windhoek, Namibia. By Chrizel Schreuder
Windhoek, Namibia. By Chrizel Schreuder
Supermoon in Australia, by Gavin Baxter
Supermoon in Australia, by Gavin Baxter
Supermoon on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. By Gavin Baxter
Super moon on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. By Gavin Baxter
Windhoek, Namibia. By Chrizel Schreuder
Windhoek, Namibia. By Chrizel Schreuder

For those for whom your Super Moon experience was super-disappointing, there was this:

P.S. The moon will still look spectacular tomorrow evening, or you could wait till 2034…

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