Rare blood-red 'supermoon' to be visible Sunday night

A supermoon over Whitley Bay in September 2014. Credit: PA

This Sunday night into Monday morning - sky or stargazers will be in for a treat.

A giant 'supermoon' will glow pinky red (a 'blood supermoon') when as it combines with the timing of a lunar eclipse. This unique combination only happens around once every 30 years.

It last occured in 1982 and wont be seen again until 2033.

A supermoon is when a full or new moon passes at it's closest point to Earth - making it much bigger and brighter than usual - and will be the closest full moon of this year. As the moon passes through the Earths shadow during the eclipse - it will appear as a rusty reddish colour.

The eclipse of the moon will be seen from just after 3am UK time - starting a few hours before - looking eastwards. The best visibility will be across southern counties with the clearer skies - cloud could well obscure the view further north.