If you love lunar events, then you’ll want to look to the sky tonight, February 19, to see a Supermoon!
The moon will appear especially full and large tonight over Australia, so you’ll want to make sure you are ready for it.
So what is a Supermoon? According to timeanddate.com, “When a Full Moon takes place when the Moon is near its closest approach to Earth, it is called a Super Full Moon.”
Basically, it's the closest it will be while also being a full moon. The moon will be 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than when it is at its furthest away point in its orbit.
And while the moon’s fullness will peak at around 2.53 AEDT, the best time to see it will actually be much earlier than that! The optimum viewing is when the moon rises at sunset, which means you won’t have to stay up too late to view it.
Here are the best times in each city:
Sydney: The moon will rise at 7.39pm.
Melbourne: The moon will rise at 8.11pm.
Adelaide: The moon will rise at 8.03pm
Brisbane: The moon will rise at 6.21pm.
Perth: The moon will rise at 7.02pm.
Hobart: The moon will rise at 8.12pm.
All times are local times. Check your local weather forecast as clouds could make it difficult to see.