Get your camera ready - an 'extra supermoon' is coming
LOOK skywards in about 10 days time and you'll see a special supermoon - miss out and you'll have to wait another 18 years.
The "extra supermoon" will be the closest full moon to earth so far this century, NASA reports.
Visible in the US on November 14, we won't see it in Australia until November 15 when it will hit its full phase at 12.52am AEST.
"The full moon (of November 14) is not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century," NASA said.
"The full moon won't come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034."
Another supermoon will appear on December 14 this year but it isn't expected to be as large.
The last supermoon was on October 16, NASA said.
A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit.
The result is the largest apparent size of the moon as seen from earth.
Todd Brewer's tips on supermoon photography
- If you're serious about it, do the homework on when the moon rises, sets etc.
- Capture it as part of an interesting composition. It really makes the shot rather than just the moon itself.
- The weather is always a challenge. Sometimes it works in your favour, other times not.
- Really get to know your camera as the settings you use are really important.
- At the moment take long sleeve top and pants as the mosquitoes are crazy out.
- Most of all, enjoy your experience and learn from your shots.
What is a supermoon?
A supermoon s the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit.
The result is the largest apparent size of the Moon as seen from Earth.
Technically it's called a perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system.