Supermoon set to light up skies across South

A supermoon is set to take place tonight and will appear in our skies alongside a Perseid meteor shower - making tonight one of the most anticipated events on the skywatcher's calendar.

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'Supermoon' and meteor shower to light up night sky

A meteor storm and a so-called "supermoon" is set light up the night sky alongside this year's Perseid meteor shower in one of the most dramatic and anticipated astronomical events of the year when it becomes full tonight.

The supermoon rise off the Sydney beachside earlier. Credit: Reuters/David Gray
A supermoon rises behind the roof of the Sydney Opera House. Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed
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