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The most spectacular supermoon since 1948 will be visible this evening, Monday November 14.

The moon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 per cent bigger than usual - making the night sky even more majestic.

NASA has described it as "undeniably beautiful" and 30 per cent more moonlight will shine down onto Earth.

If you look up at the sky shortly before 5pm today you will be able to catch a glimpse and the good news is you don't need any fancy equipment to be able to see it.

For the best view look out as the sun sets - the closer to the horizon it is, the bigger it will appear.

The science behind the phenomenon means the moon will orbit closer to the Earth than it usually does.

As it beams in the sky it will look like it is closer than it normally is and will hang lower.

In astronomy a supermoon is called perigee-syzygy and the term was coined by astronomer Richard Nolle in the 1970s.

The beautiful event is a rare site and if you can't pop outside to see it this evening you'll have to wait until November 25, 2034 to see it again.