Many people in Singapore kept their eyes peeled for the supermoon last night, when the full moon was said to be the biggest and brightest this year.
The supermoon coincided with the annual Lantern Festival, which marked the 15th and final day of Chinese New Year celebrations, or "chap goh meh" in Hokkien.
Many astronomy enthusiasts, photographers and curious crowds flocked to Bedok Jetty, and had their cameras pointed at the sky, even before the supermoon was visible from about 7.30pm.
Lecturer Jeffrey Fang, 40, told The Straits Times that he was taking a stroll at the jetty at about 7pm when he noticed that the moon was "rounder than usual".
He said: "I went out for a walk as it was the Lantern Festival and I was pleasantly surprised to see the supermoon."
Mr Fang found out it was a supermoon only after his friends discussed it on social media.
He said he stayed past 9pm to admire the moon set against the changing colour of the sky, while sipping some wine.
A bout of cloudy weather, which obscured the moon for about half an hour till 8.30pm, did not deter him and many others.
A Science Centre Singapore spokesman had said earlier that if the sky was clear, the best time to view the phenomenon would be at moonrise at around 7.30pm.
The best places to see it included East Coast Park and Labrador Park, which have a clear view of the eastern horizon.
Social media users in countries such as Thailand and Japan also shared their sightings of the supermoon online.
A supermoon occurs when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit at the same time that it is full. This causes the moon to appear bigger and brighter in the night sky.
While a supermoon's brightness is dependent on Singapore's weather conditions, it will look slightly larger when compared with full moons in other months or with objects on the ground nearby, said the Science Centre spokesman.
Its colour may also change if the Earth's atmosphere has more water vapour or smoke particles.
Another supermoon will light up the sky on March 21. While this will be smaller than the one last night, it will be significantly larger than the smallest full moon of the year, said the spokesman.