Stunning photographs show supermoon suspended over Cromer Pier
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Seemingly suspended above Cromer Pier this evening, a rare blue supermoon bathed stargazers in a soft glow, which reflected on the waves.
A blue moon, defined as the second full moon in a calendar month, rose in the sky today for the first time since July 2015.
But it was also a supermoon, meaning the Earth's natural satellite will appeared 14pc bigger and 30pc brighter as it reached its closest point to the globe.
Those lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the phenomenon did not let the wet weather across much of Norfolk dampen their hopes and flocked to a variety of vantage points to take in the view.
Dr Gregory Brown, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich , said: 'This full moon is unusual in that it is the second full moon of the month, when typically there is only one full moon per calendar month.'
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