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Look Up, Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Tonight’s Supermoon

By Rick Stephens
8th Apr 2020

Take a break from one of the many live-streams most likely up on your screen right now, because tonight, our skies will be graced by the biggest and brightest supermoon of 2020.

The phenomenon is courtesy of the moon’s elliptical orbit coming its closest to Earth for the year, but for tonight’s spectacle, we’re also treated to the sun, earth and moon aligning perfectly with each other. Although, all you really need to know is that it’s going to look damn pretty.

Peak viewing times will depend on where you’re reading this from, though it’s suggested that you’ll be able to catch the supermoon in its luminously pinkish state from the moment it begins to rise just after 6pm. 

11pm onward, however, is time for anyone wanting to catch tonight’s spectacle at its largest, with the moon expected to appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual. Sunrise tomorrow morning also presents an opportunity to catch that prime shot for your feed, so set an alarm for around 6:30am and don’t forget to look up.

For the full experience, tune in to these 12 soothing nature-scapes while staring into the night sky.

Image credit: Unsplash | Ganapathy Kumar

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