Largest "super moon" in 68 years will be visible over Hong Kong tonight
- Written by arounddb, 14 November 2016
Star gazers are in for a treat tonight, as clear skies over Hong Kong mean that the city should enjoy a fantastic view of the biggest moon the Earth has seen since 1948.
The historic "super moon" will appear at its largest at 9.52pm, but will officially reach its perigree - the closest point on its orbit of the Earth - at 7.21pm.
The next time a full moon is set to get this close to Earth is November 25, 2034, however the closest full moon this century will actually occur on December 6, 2052.
According to National Geographic, tonight's moon will appear 7 percent larger than normal and around 15 percent brighter, and is set to cause unusually high and low tides due to the combined gravitational pull of the moon and the sun.
Let's just hope the clouds stay away!