Take out your telescopes and get ready for an exciting phenomenon tonight.
The very first Supermoon for 2020 will be in sight this evening and we can’t wait to see Qatar’s skies light up.
A Supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest to Earth at the same time the moon is full.
Qatar Calendar House has released information stating tonight’s full moon will be bigger and brighter than usual.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a telescope, we don’t either. Those in Qatar will not require one to observe this and can witness it as the moon rises at 5.36pm today and sets at 6.18am tomorrow morning.
QCH astronomy expert Dr Beshir Marzouk states the moon will be approximately 361,000 km away from the Earth’s centre and will appear 14 percent bigger than a normal full moon.
Its illumination will be 30 percent brighter than the normal full moon, too.
If you didn’t have a good reason to go out tonight, now you do.