Supermoon over the Hawkesbury

Hawkesbury residents are set for a beautiful weekend of sunny days and ‘supermoons’.

The full moon will appear at its largest this weekend, drenching us in fabulous moonlight (clouds permitting) on August 9, 10 and 11.

So what is a supermoon?

When the moon is both full and closest to earth during its orbit, the result is a larger-than-usual appearance, giving rise to the moniker ‘supermoon’.

Appearing larger at the horizon while it rises in the east, the moon will also appear to be 30 per cent brighter.

This will be the brightest supermoon of the year. 

The best time to view it will be this Sunday, August 10 when it will rise at 4.54pm and be highest in the sky at 11.44pm.

It will finally set at 6.29am on Monday.

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