Rare supermoon lights up the Southland

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The brightest moon in almost 70 years is lighting up the Southern California sky and is a treat for star gazers around the world.

The peak of the supermoon happened around 3:20 a.m., but many residents throughout the Southland were still able to spot it hours later.

The phenomenon happens when the full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth.

The moon won't be as close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034.

ABC7 viewers went outside to catch a glimpse of the supermoon and shared incredible photos using #abc7eyewitness.

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