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Will we see the supermoon from Altrincham tonight?

By David Prior at

It has been billed as the most spectacular supermoon since 1948.

The moon will appear bigger and brighter than usual this evening as the distance between it and earth reaches its shortest point.

According to the space agency NASA, we won’t see another moon like this until 2034.

Scientists say the best time to view the moon will be after sunset, which is expected at around 5pm today.

Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission, said: “Any time after sunset should be fine. Since the moon is full, it’ll rise at nearly the same time as sunset, so I’d suggest that you head outside after sunset, or once it’s dark and the moon is a bit higher in the sky. “You don’t have to stay up all night to see it, unless you really want to!”

However, don’t get your hopes up too high of seeing the moon in all its glory in Altrincham and surrounding areas.

Weather forecasters are predicting a cloudy, foggy night which may impact the view.

A supermoon last appeared in September 2015

A supermoon last appeared in September 2015