Don't miss out! SuperMoon visible tonight

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Don't miss out! SuperMoon visible tonight

Tonight is the perfect night for some stargazing, or some Moongazing in fact, as the SuperMoon will be on display.

According to Astronomy Ireland the Moon will be closest to Ireland tonight at around 5pm but should be visible all of tonight and tomorrow night.

At 5pm tonight, the minimum distance between Earth and the Moon will be 351,825km which is the closest it has been since 1948 and the biggest the Moon will be until 2034.

In order to mark this occasion, Astronomy Ireland are running a photography competition for the best images of the SuperMoon.

People are encouraged to email in their best picture of the Supermoon to for the chance to win a year's free subscription to Astronomy Ireland magazine, free enrollment for two people to beginners classes on Astronomy and a pair of tickets to Ireland's biggest annual 'star party' to be held in September.

A selection of the best photos will also be featured in Astronomy Ireland magazine.

Get snapping!

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