Rare ‘super moon’ to appear tonight

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Skywatchers and photographers in Scotland are looking forward to a rare lunar event taking place tonight (Monday).

The moon will be closer to Earth than at any point since January 1948 - meaning it will appear as much as 14 per cent larger and 18 per cent brighter when night falls.

The so-called ‘super moon’ should be visible - depending on local weather conditions - from around 4.30pm onwards.

Those looking to capture a picture are advised to head to rural areas less affected by light pollution.

The super moon should be visible from most towns and cities, depending on cloud cover.

The moon will not pass this close to Earth again until 2037.