Watch out for Monday’s ‘Super Moon’


Weather permitting, sky watchers will see a “Super Moon” tomorrow, Monday.

According to Rousay astronomer, John Vetterlein, from Orkney, the Moon will rise at 4.26pm on Monday, so that with clear conditions, moonrise should appear exceptional.

The Moon will be in the constellation Taurus, and will therefore rise north of the east point on the horizon.

The term “Super Moon” refers to a full Moon coinciding with, or close to, perigee – the point in its orbit when it is closest to the Earth.

Monday’s rising moon will appear the largest it has looked in nearly 70 years.