Last night's sky was a lot brighter than normal, thanks to a 'supermoon' which appeared much bigger than usual.
The phenomenon, known as a perigee full moon, means the moon appears up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when it is furthest away from Earth.
Last night it was just over 356,000 kilometres away - around 27,000 kilometres closer than usual.
Social media was buzzing last night with people's reactions to the phenomenon, with #SuperMoon trending on Twitter.
Comments on the ONE News Facebook page showed reports of sightings across New Zealand.
Cheve Olson posted: "In Ashurt it looks awesome. The kids are buzzing over it. They are more fascinated at the moon then there dinner."
Kerrie Lawton commented: "Looks fantastic in Fielding."
US space agency Nasa said the Perigee full moon has been linked in folklore to a rise in hospital admissions and an increase in crime, but modern studies do not back this up.
However, higher tides than normal are expected.