The moon rises behind a car on the The Emirates Air Line (cable car) in London’s Docklands. Today the moon will orbit closer to the earth than at any time since 1948, named a ‘supermoon’, it is defined by a Full or New moon coinciding with the moon’s closest approach to the Earth. Photo Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty
A farmer harvests wheat in a field at night, fearing shelling in daylight, in the rebel held besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria
A view of Earth seen from the International Space Station (ISS) taken by current ISS crew member, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko
The glowing band of the so-called ‘Milky Way’ seen in the summer night sky over the vicinity of Salgotarjan, 109km northeast of Budapest, Hungary
Night view of San Salvador, El Salvador
AP Photo/Oded Balilty
Israeli surfers walk out of the water after competing in a night surfing competition in the Mediterranean sea in Ashdod, southern Israel. About 40 surfers took part in the competition which started Wednesday after sundown.
Full moon sets behind the parish church of Schoenach near Regensburg, southern Germany, on Wednesday
A woman crosses the road in New Delhi. India is part of a global trend of increasing urbanisation, with more than half of the world’s population living in towns and cities
Northern lights (Aurora borelias) over the city of Tromso in northern Norway.
An aerial view of evening traffic in Shanghai. China’s auto sales smashed through the 20m mark last year, growing nearly 14% and extending its lead as the world’s biggest car market, an industry group said on Thursday
A cruise ship sails out from Trieste harbour, northern Italy, at sunset
A nightime aerial view of downtown in the US city of Chicago
An aeroplane flies past the moon near Madrid, Spain, early on Monday. The ‘supermoon’ filled the sky on June 23 and looked 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal, which is the closest approach to Earth.