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A stern emoji face can be seen as clouds pass the moon above Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire. (PA)

Skygazers enjoy magical views as dazzling Supermoon rises over the world

British and international skygazers were treated to magical views last night as a dazzling Supermoon rose across the world.

December’s full moon, traditionally known as the Cold Moon, appears bigger and brighter in the sky as it sits closer than average to Earth.

Tom Kerss, an astronomer at Royal Observatory Greenwich, said it reached its highest point above the horizon at about midnight.

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The exact moment of full moon saw it 222,761 miles from Earth – closer than the average distance of 238,900 miles.

The first supermoon of the year was visible on January 12 and the second was on November 3.

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