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How to make the most of Monday's supermoon

The moon is closer to the earth than any time since 1948 Credit: PA

A rare supermoon is set to light up skies tonight, as it orbits closer to earth than it has done for 70 years.

The full moon is expected to appear at its biggest and brightest since January 1948.

The forecast isn't brilliant for stargazing across the south but it's hoped people will catch a glimpse of this rare event.

NASA have released this video helping people to make the most of the experience:

And astronomers at the University of Reading have also issued advice about how to to get the best view of the moon, which will appear up to 30% brighter than usual.