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All aboard: Last Sunday's supermoon floats in the skies above Longreach. Picture: Sally Cripps.

All aboard: Last Sunday's supermoon floats in the skies above Longreach. Picture: Sally Cripps.

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Longreach residents were among those treated on Sunday night to the glow of one of six so-called “supermoons” gracing global skies in 2016.

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Longreach residents were among those treated on Sunday night to the glow of one of six so-called “supermoons” gracing global skies in 2016.

If cloud cover prevented you from enjoying the radiance of the full moon coming within 361,524 kilometres of Earth, there’s good news – the full moon coming up on November 14 will be not only the closest supermoon of the year but the closest so far in the 21st century.

According to Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd writing for earthsky.org, the moon won’t come this close again until November 25, 2034.

Queensland Country Life reporter Sally Cripps managed to snap the shot above of the moon floating at the tip of the Boeing 747, one of the star attractions at the Qantas Founders Museum.

Snapped a great shot of the full moon this year? Send it to us at contributedqcl@fairfaxmedia.com.au or post it on the QCLFacebook page. 

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