Sky gazers rejoiced last night at the “supermoon,” which was the closest the moon has been to Earth since 1948. For Thailand, a bright big moon couldn’t come at a better time as the country also celebrated its annual Loy Krathong festival.
In Bangkok, the Bangkok planetarium held an event for the public to use their telescopes for free and record numbers of people turned up to take a look. Luckily for our capital, which is almost always cloudy, the sky opened up last night, allowing great photo opportunities for celestial enthusiasts.
Some Thais held up paper cutouts of a Thai number nine against the moon to pay respect for their late king.
Here are some of the best shots of the “supermoon” posted on social media.