On behalf of the rest — okay, most of the world: we’re really, really sorry, Australians.
about 24 hours ago, the Supermoon was quite literally an overnight sensation all over the world. Why? Well, it’s just this is about the closest and brightest the moon will ever get to the surface of planet Earth (barring an apocalyptic orbital acident collission — okay, moving on). The last this ever happened was in 1948 (practically three years right after World War II), and the next one is not going to happen again until November 25, 2034.
Many felt this would be a landmark in their lives, and in the lives of their loved ones.
— Van Dugenia (@vandugenia) November 14, 2016
People all over the world were in awe at the majesty and infinite-ness of this rare celestial sight.
And over Australia? Well… Australians, we feel your pain.
— Georgia Parkin (@gparkinau) November 14, 2016
*throws receipt at Supermoon, shakes fist*
— Joshua Wells (@joshuawells93) November 14, 2016
Some of that enthusiasm quickly turned into anger.
the moon is a bit bigger but ‘supermoon’ is taking the BLOODY piss
— dan novemberlan (@dannolan) November 14, 2016
Some stayed hopeful and just enjoyed the moon for hat it is, because hey, it’s pretty?
— . simone (@sima19) November 14, 2016
It is important to check your facts and measure, because Science.
And while a number of folks were #blessed to have a wicked awesome camera setup, most of us had to make do with fuzzy snaps with our camera phones.
— guerita (@debbiezarate) November 14, 2016
Well, let’s hope we get to live long enough to catch the next Supermoon. (Hurry up with our awesome future meds, Science.)
— Homaira Razi (@HomiRazi) November 14, 2016