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Stunning photos of this weekend’s ‘Supermoon’ over Chicago

The rare celestial occurrence hasn’t happened in nearly 70 years

If you happened to be outside during the evening this weekend, you probably noticed that the moon looked much bigger and brighter than it normally does. The hard to miss so-called “supermoon” was the largest full moon that Chicagoans have seen in nearly 70 years. The moon was closer to the earth than it normally is, giving the appearance of it looking larger and brighter. And it indeed was a sight to see. If you were unable to take photos last night, you’re out of luck as the next supermoon won’t come until 2034. However, photographers—professional and amateur—were out in full force last night to get shots of the rare celestial occurrence.

Here’s a look at some of the best Instagram photos of the supermoon over Chicago. Do you have any you’d like to share? Be sure to send us a message at or share a link to your photo in the comments section.

Sunday Supermoon Sneaking Thru Chicago

A photo posted by Barry Butler Photography (@barrybutler9) on

You can't be that far if we both watching the same moon!!

A photo posted by Marcelino DeLosSantos (@mldsphotography) on

The Moon Last Night! #supermoon #chicago #viewfrommywindow

A photo posted by Lost (@dopeswwaagg) on

Supermoon - Chicago, IL - November 2016

A photo posted by Michael Gallegly (@mg33chicago) on

Supermoon. #mca #chicago

A photo posted by Precious De Castro (@eighteenine) on