Dust off your binoculars, earmark a comfortable perch next to an east-facing window and prepare for a front-row seat to witness a true natural wonder of the world.

Because at exactly 3.35 am on Wednesday morning, the vast Pink Super Moon will sit high aloft, lighting our skies in all its magnificent lunar glory.
Every April, the Pink Moon rises to hang like a great glowing orb in the sky, almost impossibly large, bright and full.
But this year, meteorologists expect it to be bigger and brighter than ever — thanks in part to its proximity to the earth, but in particular because of the clear skies forecast this week and reduced air pollution caused by the coronavirus lockdown.

Tomorrow morning, the moon, whose orbit is not circular around the earth, will be at its closest possible point to our planet — just 225,623 miles away. As a result, it will appear 14 per cent bigger and a third brighter than usual.

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