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Super moon looms over Twitter across the Arab world

The largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades will be on display tonight, promising sky-watchers a celestial ‘supermoon’ spectacle

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The largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades will be on display tonight, promising Earth-bound sky-watchers a celestial “supermoon” spectacle.

The full moon will come nearer to Earth than at any time since 1948, astronomers said. The moon will pass within 216,486 miles (348,400 km) of Earth’s surface, about 22,000 miles (35,400 km) closer than average, they added.

The moon’s distance from Earth varies because it is in an egg-shaped, not circular, orbit around the planet.

Here are tweets of images from across the Arab world showing the “supermoon” in the eyes of the citizens of the region:

(With Reuters)