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Skywatchers prepare for supermoon

The moon will appear about 14% larger than normal, and around 30% brighter tonight.

Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Skywatchers are in for a thrill tonight when a supermoon will occur.

The impressive sight happens when a full moon is closest to earth.

The moon will appear about 14% bigger and around 30% brighter than usual.

Astronomer Philip Calcott says the phenomena last occurred in 1948.

“If you want to see it and enjoy it you should go somewhere where you have a clear view of the western horizon to watch sunset, so you also have a clear view of the eastern horizon to watch the moon rise at the same time.”

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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)