Supermoon to light up Derbyshire’s sky TONIGHT

A Supermoon.
A Supermoon.

A Supermoon is to light up the late-summer night sky this evening.

Tonight’s full moon will be just 222,631 miles from earth – one of the closest approaches of the year – so it will appear very big and bright.

The moon is usually more than 238,000 miles from earth.

There should be clear spells for the celestial phenomenon, according to the Met Office – so don’t forget to look up!

Other Supermoons will occur on September 28 and October 27.

• If you take a picture of tonight’s Supermoon, please email it to along with your name and where you live