A stunning supermoon rose on Sunday night, and New Zealanders were among the first in the world to see it.
It was bigger and brighter than a regular full moon because the moon was at its closest approach to Earth during its oval-shaped orbit.
The average distance of the moon is more than 380,000km away. On Sunday night it was only 357,000km away.
A supermoon can look up to 14 percent bigger than normal, and 30 percent brighter.
Another supermoon is set to occur next month, and yet another in December.