14 super supermoon pictures: Your images of spectacle in the sky over south-east London and north Kent

Stephen Sangster took this picture in Broomhill Road. Orpington

Stephen Sangster took this picture in Broomhill Road. Orpington

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A "supermoon" lit up the sky as stargazers enjoyed the Perseid meteor shower - one of the year's most dramatic lunar events. We’d love to see your pictures!

The moon appeared 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal as it reached the point in its orbit closest to the Earth, known as "perigee".

The spectacle comes two days before the meteor shower reaches its peak.

This Is Local London: A view of the 'supermoon' seen from south London.

Given a dark, clear sky in a normal year, it is common to see more than 100 of the meteors an hour during the second week in August.

An unusually bright full "supermoon" was also seen on July 12, and is due to appear again on September 9.

Supermoons occur relatively frequently, usually every 13 months and 18 days, but are not always noticed because of clouds or poor weather.

This Is Local London: A view of the 'supermoon', or perigee moon, rising behind The Shard building in London.

If you’ve snapped any pictures of the supermoon we’d love to see them and use them here.

Send them through our website, email them to us, tweet @NewsShopper, go to our Facebook page or text us on 80360 starting your message with NEWS SHOPPER. Tell us when you were when you took your pictures.

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Shaun Heath view of the supermoon at King George's Field, Westerham

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Petts Wood, from @danniiloulou

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Petts Wood, from @danniiloulou

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New Cross, from Amanda Smallwood

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Welling, from Brian Crane

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Welling, from Brian Crane

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Orpington, from Tracy Debattista

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Supermoon over Shooter's Hill, from Rick Nairn

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Swanscombe, from Tracey Trow

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Katrien Emmerechts' picture from the Orpington/Sidcup border

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Crayford, from Gemma Lewis

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7:50am Tue 12 Aug 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Amazing photos.
Amazing photos. sarfflondonbird
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