This May was a supermoon, as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons of 2012. Although the moon is 14% bigger, it can be tricky to really put it's size into perspective while it's hanging high in the sky with no real sense of scale. There are no rulers to measure the lunar diameters... The best time to look up at the night sky at the moon is when the moon is near the horizon. This image was taken of the moon rising over the mountain as it illuminated the beautiful still countryside of Dorrigo, NSW Australia.