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Supermoon graces Australian skies

AAP logoAAP 14/11/2016

Australians have flocked to coastal hotspots and clambered high above capital cities to catch a glimpse of the biggest and brightest moon in decades.

A highly anticipated supermoon lit the night sky on Monday, coming closer to earth than any full moon since 1948.

Queenslanders and West Australians claimed bragging rights as the rare lunar event unfolded, while thick clouds blanketed much of the rest of the country, spoiling many people's views.

Thousands of people across Sydney lined the coast near popular landmarks to soak in the dazzling night-time rays, but were left largely disappointed at gazing instead at drab grey clouds.

Conditions were more favourable south of the border, with Melburnians urged to exodus the city limits to experience the best view.

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