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Best time to see supermoon over Northern Ireland tonight

By Staff Reporter

Stargazers will be hoping for a clear sky to view a record 'supermoon' tonight.

When the full moon passes at 11.21pm, it will be at its closest and brightest since 1948 - and there won't be another closer one until 25 November 2034.

Have you spotted the supermoon in Northern Ireland? Send us your photographs to digital.editorial@belfasttelegraph.co.uk and we will add them to our gallery.

The supermoon will appear about 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual.

The Irish Astronomical Association advises that in case it's cloudy when the moon rises, you could play safe and try to observe it just before it sets in the west to northwest in the morning, at around 7am, when it will appear just as big and bright.

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