The next time the moon will be so close to the Earth will be in the year 2034 so those who took advantage of gazing at the brilliantly luminous supermoon on Sunday night and early this morning were part of a rare cosmic occurrence.

When the moon reached its perigee, it was the closest to Earth since 1948. Sunday night’s moon, captured in this inset photo by Wendy Wathey, shimmering over Great Bay is actually the second of three supermoons in a row, though this was the most significant. Another chance to see a supermoon will be next month. The last supermoon of 2016 will be on December 14.

Source: The Daily Herald