Skywatchers to get closest view of supermoon since 1948

A rare supermoon is set to light up skies tonight, as it orbits closer to earth than it has done for 70 years. The "Beaver Moon" is expected to appear at its biggest and brightest since January 1948.

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Viewers' pictures of Sunday's full moon

Residents from across the Meridian region have been sharing their pictures of Sunday's full moon with us on our Facebook page.

It's ahead of tonight's rare supermoon which will light up the skies when it orbits closer to the earth than it has done for seventy years.

Here are a few of your pictures:

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Tonight, skywatchers will witness a rare supermoon; the "Beaver Moon" is expected to look 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a normal full moon. The Met Office say it will reach the peak of its full phase at 13:52 GMT and will be the largest since 1948.

NASA say the full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034.

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