The event on Monday November 14 - described as "undeniably beautiful" by American space agency Nasa - is the result of the moon coming closer to Earth than it has done for 69 years.

 Nothing will match it until the moon makes a similar approach on November 25 2034.

On top of the moon's bigger than usual size, they will then be treated to an additional "low-hanging moon" effect.

This is an optical illusion caused by the moon being close to the horizon, where it can be measured against familiar objects such as trees and houses.

The impressive sight happens when a full moon is closest to Earth. It orbits our planet in an oval shape so sometimes it comes closer to us than at other times. To us Earth-lings, the moon appears 30 per cent brighter and 14 per cent bigger.

By the way, supermoon is not an astrological term. It's scientific name is perigee-syzygy, but supermoon is more catchy, and is used by the media to describe our celestial neighbour when it gets up close.

It might look close, but of course it's not that close. November 14's full moon will be the closest for 70 years. The moon will come 221,524 miles from Earth - almost touching distance in space terms.

The closest full moon of the whole of the 21st century will fall on December 6, 2052.

The supermoon rising over New York City, behind the Statue Of Liberty

The biggest supermoon for 70 years rises over the Severn Bridge

The brightest supermoon in almost 70 years over San Diego

The moon rises over the Chicago Harbor Light 

VIDEO 2016 - Supermoon Rising

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