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Now that’s a super moon!

The image of the supermoon captured at Hayling Island by Dave New

The image of the supermoon captured at Hayling Island by Dave New

STARGAZER Dave New took this spectacular image of the ‘supermoon’ from Hayling Island.

Mr New captured the photograph at about 10.45pm on Sunday.

The moon, classed as the ‘perigee moon’ by astronomers - appears bigger and brighter than usual because of its proximity to the earth.

Meanwhile astronomy fans can check out the Perseids meteors tonight and tomorrow.

Every 133 years, comet Swift-Tuttle swings through the inner solar system, leaving behind a trail of dust. When earth passes through, the dust cloud particles hit the atmosphere at 140,000mph and burn up in streaking flashes of light, creating the Perseids.

The best time to see the meteors is today and tomorrow.

To see a slideshow of readers’ pictures of the supermoon click here.

 

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