Did you get your cameras at the ready and put your eyes to the skies.

Last night the Moon was closer to Earth than it has been this century.

The event was being billed as the 'supermoon to end all supermoons'.

But for most of us the event passed us by as over night cloud cover spoiled the sight.

It was the closest the Moon has been to Earth since 1948.

And you ddidn't want to miss this one- another one like it won't occur again until 2034.

Last year a super blood moon was spotted over Hampshire and readers sent in spectacular photos of the phenomenon.

Supermoons aren't all that rare - there was one in October and there'll be another on in December. But what makes this moon special is that it becomes full at just about the closest point to Earth in its orbit.

The Moon's distance from Earth varies because it follows an elliptical orbit rather than a circular one.

And the November lunar cycle orbited closer to the Earth than it has in decades, making the moon look enormous and luminous.

It appeared 14% larger and 30 per cent brighter at perigee (the closest point to the earth) than when it is at its furthermost point, apogee (which is about 30,000 miles further away).

It was also at its fullest about two hours after reaching perigee, making the effect even more pronouced.

The next time a full moon will be this close will be November 2034, and the closest full moon of the century will be in 2052, so mark your diaries.

You may also hear people refer to it as the 'super beaver moon'.

That's because supermoons have often been given names according to the season they fall in, and this time of year is when traps for beavers would have been set.

Its most significant impact is likely to be on the tide.