On Nov 14, the moon became full on the same day it reached the point in its orbit closest to the Earth (its perigee, for you science-y folks), creating a “Supermoon” which appeared “14 per cent bigger and up to 30 per cent brighter than usual” — in other words, bigger and brighter than it has been since Israel became a nation in 1948 and will again until 2034.
In Israel, the moon was its brightest around 6:00 p.m.
Some were able to get beautiful, clear shots of the moon looking its best:
Beautiful super moon in #Jerusalem ? #supermoon #sky #moon #night #Israel #Palestine #nature pic.twitter.com/2rmDpKzVCn— Jonas Christensen (@JonasChr88) November 15, 2016
While others captured images that were beautiful but obscured:
#Supermoon over Israel tonight. pic.twitter.com/TeiTb2Xpqv— Israel Breaking (@IsraelBreaking) November 14, 2016
My favorite reactions, however, came from some Israelis who took to the popular Facebook group Secret Tel Aviv, a self described ” space for all Tel Avivis to share their experiences and questions, meet new people, and learn about some of the Secrets of this awesome city,” to showcase their creative alternatives:
Zsolt Fejes posted a photo of a tortilla plastered to the window, adding, “If you miss the super moon today..never mind..DIY you still can have the same feeling..all you need is a tortilla, and the moment is restored.?”
Lisa Cretikos took to a simpler approach, snapping a pic of a humble potato with the caption, “Super moon seen from Israel last night in case you missed it!”