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What you need to know about the Supermoon

AAP logoAAP 14/11/2016

SUPERMOON - KEY DETAILS:

* The gap between the Earth and the moon will close to its shortest point, known as "perigee" - a distance of 221,525 miles (356,510 km) - at 10:22pm AEST on Monday

* NASA says the moon will be "opposite" the sun for the full moon two and a half hours later

* Monday night's spectacle will be the closest a full moon has come to Earth since 1948

* We won't see another supermoon like it until 2034

* Victoria will be mostly cloudy this evening with some showers on and south of the ranges, including Melbourne, so the best viewing conditions will be in the north of the state

* NSW and the ACT will experience clouds along the coast and ranges, including Sydney and Canberra, but western districts will be mostly clear

* Skies in Queensland will be clear on Monday night over most of the state, including Brisbane, with just a little cloud about the north tropical coast and Darling Downs

* The Northern Territory can expect thunderstorms in the north, especially over the northwest Top End

* Western Australia should be clear statewide

* South Australia will have cloud over the southeast of the state, including the Adelaide region, while the west coast and north of the state should be mostly cloud-free

* Tasmania will be mostly cloudy, with showers over the western half of the state, but there will be some breaks in the cloud in the east, including the Hobart area

SOURCE: Bureau of Meteorology/PA/NASA

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