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The Moon Is Going To Look Spectacular Above Ireland This Weekend

By James Fenton

November 3, 2017 at 9:17am

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The full moon this Friday and Saturday night will will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual. 

It will be approximately 12,000 miles closer to the Earth than normal and is known as a Beaver Moon.

Why a Beaver Moon?

November's full moon occurs at the time of year when historically hunters used to set traps for animals before winter, hence the name Beaver Moon.

When can we catch a glimpse?

The peak of the Supermoon will occur at around 5.23am on Saturday so it might be worth setting an alarm or even looking up on your early morning walk home from your night out.

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