Supermoon LIVE stream: Watch the spectacular lunar event as it happens around the world
Tonight’s moon will be the biggest and brightest in living memory – and people around the world will be watching as the sun sets.
Although sunset in the UK will take place at 4.12pm today, other countries are already witnessing the supermoon in their skies.
In Australia, the supermoon was visible over Sydney Harbour. Now, we’re able to see it in over Tokyo in Japan.
The so-called ‘supermoon’ means our lunar satellite will be closer to Earth than it has been since 1948.
And the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ sight makes it appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than normal.
It will be at its biggest in decades, and offer brilliant photo opportunities, according to experts.
Dr Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said: “If a full moon happens to occur when the moon is also at its closest point then it will look slightly larger and brighter than usual, popularly known as a ‘supermoon’.
“The full moon of November 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016, but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century,” said NASA .
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“The full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until 25 November 2034.”
If the weather co-operates, we could be in for a stunning lunar sight.