Second Supermoon of the year will light up Wirral TONIGHT

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The second Supermoon of the year will light up the country tonight.

Known as the worm moon it is set to rise at around 5:35pm.

Supermoons happen when the full moon is at its closest point in its orbit of Earth, making it seem bigger and brighter than usual.

Supermoons mean the moon will appear about 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter in the sky as it reaches its closest point to Earth.

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The first supermoon event of 2020 occurred last month and the next one will take place on 8 April.

It may be more diffuclt than usual spotting the supermoon due to the cloudy coniditons.

The Met Office say: “Spells of rain, heavy at times, for most during the evening. This rain will ease slightly around midnight, but become heavier during the early hours. Windy and mild.”