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Expectations sky high for Supermoon

Sight not out of this world says expert

Our nearest celestial neighbour will appear larger than life tonight (14 October).

 

Tonight's full moon will be the biggest since the 1930s, as the planet makes a closer-than-usual orbit past Earth.

 

While some experts have heralded the Supermoon as a jaw-dropping sight, the Isle of Man Astronomical Society's Howard Parkin is playing down expectations.

 

He says although it will be bigger than usual, we won't notice a huge difference - and there will be another, slightly smaller Supermoon in December.

 

However if it's clear, Howard says it'll be worth taking a look and marvelling at our great Manx night skies.

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