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Striking photos of the ‘Supermoon’ over Philly landmarks

The rare event hasn’t happened in nearly 70 years

The supermoon sets behind the Philadelphia skyline on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.
Although Monday night’s Supermoon disappointed, professional and amateur photographs managed to capture the event the morning before.
Courtesy of AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek

The bad news: Mother Nature decided to block Monday night’s Supermoon with some dark, dark clouds that completely hid the orb from view. Good news: Plenty of people were able to capture the rare event, which won’t happen again until 2034, both Sunday night and Monday morning, when the moon was at peak fullness.

Here’s a look at some of the best Instagram photos of the Supermoon over notable Philly landmarks, from Boathouse Row to City Hall. Do you have any you’d like to share? Be sure to email or share a link to your photo in the comments section.

  1. North Broad Street with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to the left and Convention Center to the right.

What's all this talk about moving to Mars? #notmyplanet

A photo posted by Philadelphia (@nicholas.bergmann) on

2. Washington Avenue Green

I see a super moon rising. #peopledelphia

A photo posted by John Cruice (@cruicej) on

3. Center City skyline

4. Philadelphia Museum of Art

#goodnight #philadelphia #sweetdreams #philly #supermoon

A photo posted by Gregory R. Seitter (@gregrob1980) on

5. City Hall

#Philadelphia #supermoon

A photo posted by Josh Dinner (@joshdinner) on

6. Camden


A photo posted by Garrett Matthew (@garrett.matthew) on

7. Boathouse Row

#supermoon #maybe731 #day683

A photo posted by Kaytee Ray-Riek (@riekhavoc) on