The supermoon (der Supermond) has been luring numerous photographers and stargazers outside. And on Tuesday night the moon was particularly majestic.
A supermoon happens when the moon reaches the closest point to Earth in its 27-day orbit and it happens to be full, which occurs approximately once a year.
It came as temperatures reached the high teens across Germany amid coronavirus restrictions which call on people to only leave their homes for essential reasons, such as for shopping or exercise.
According to the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the moon can come within 356,400 kilometres to Earth, measured from centre to centre (known as perigee) – and up to 406,700 kilometres away from Earth (known as apogee).
The next supermoon will be visible in May 2021, says the DLR.
Below you'll find some of the best pictures and tweets. Pictures are all DPA unless otherwise stated.
This beautiful photo shows the moon next to the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.
— Mel Fro (@MelFX179) April 8, 2020
This photo was taken in Düsseldorf, western Germany.
— Christian Wolferts (@chriswolferts) April 7, 2020
The below image was captured in Kassel, Hesse.
— Jan Müller-Tischer (@janmueti) April 8, 2020
The moon looked huge in Nuremberg.
Hat sich gelohnt, nochmals rauszugehen. Der Supermond, aufgenommen beim Spaziergang mit dem Smartphone. ? Es ist der hellste in diesem Jahr. Könnt ihr ihn sehen oder ist es bedeckt bei euch? #Supermond #Mond #spiegelung pic.twitter.com/FA33xO1uR0
— TimosBlickfang (@erfolgimteam) April 7, 2020
A photographer captured the moon next to a traffic light in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the below image.
The moon above the Reichstag building in Berlin.
A bird perched in front of the moon in Frankfurt, Hesse.