SuperMoon has eyes glued to sky

MOON GAZING: This gorgeous photo of the SuperMoon was taken by Jerry West at Leslie Dam on Sunday.
MOON GAZING: This gorgeous photo of the SuperMoon was taken by Jerry West at Leslie Dam on Sunday. Jerry West

IT'S a sun, no it's a star, no it's SuperMoon.

This gorgeous photo of the cosmic show was taken by Jerry West while he was at Leslie Dam on Sunday.

Just 365,955kms away, the moon didn't shy away from attention, posing in all it's brightness in the evening sky.

The SuperMoon generally visits once a year and shines 16% brighter, but this was one of its closest visits in 18 years.

While many gazed into the sky, in awe of the moon that is so super, some were a little disappointed the stars went into hiding.

Co-owner of Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory in Ballandean Naomi Tanaka said she was not too fussed by the SuperMoon and preferred when it was a dark sky.

"It's not really an unusual event when the moon is this close," Mrs Tanaka said.

"(During a SuperMoon) the moon is too bright and it disturbs star gazing.

"It gets too bright, so if you want to see the stars and galaxies we prefer the normal sky."

The Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory hosts a nightly sky show where guests can study the galaxies, led by an experienced star gazer.

"We are very busy as it gets closer to winter and we had some guests who were very keen on watching the moon, but we also have guests who prefer it when it's a normal sky," Mrs Tanaka said.

If you snapped some great photos of the SuperMoon, send them to and we can display them in our Wonderful Warwick gallery on our Facebook page.

It gets too bright, so if you want to see the stars and galaxies we prefer the normal sky.

Topics:  ballandean, eyes, sky, supermoon

Warwick emergency crews rush to trapped child

THERE was a brief moment of panic for a parent this afternoon.

Brazen thieves target small business

Senior Sergeant Craig Berry said the break in was a timely reminder for home and business owners to check their security measures.

POLICE are hunting for thieves who broke into the local store.

Spring brings the rise of the tick

TICKED OFF: Owners of tick infested properties have an obligation to take actions to prevent cattle tick spreading.

WHEN spring arrives, so do the ticks.

Local Partners

9000 reasons to support our community clubs

Community clubs are good at what they do. They are not so good at telling the world about what they do, as Clubs Queensland CEO Doug Flockhart explains.

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have split after 11 years together.

Why Chris Hemsworth was spotted wearing nail polish

RED CARPET: Do you think Chris Hemsworth is the typical unpolished but well-natured Aussie bloke?

He's now officially the best bloke in Australia

Testament's new album is a concept album

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016. Gene Ambo

Testament to release new album

'Baby' recreates famous Nirvana cover shot 25 years later

The baby from Nevermind album has recreated the iconic cover shot.

PREVIEW: Luke Cage origin story is a strong addition to MCU

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage.

MIKE Colter stars as latest Marvel superhero to get his own series.

Kate goes down fighting in heated Survivor elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Kate Campbell.

YOGA teacher's 'good guys' alliance fails to get off the ground.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Rural properties expected to soar as investors seek income

Rural properties are should become highly sought after

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.