Skygazers should be able to spot a 'super snow moon' in the skies above Essex tonight.

In what is expected to be the 'biggest and brightest' full moon of the year, the phenomenon is the second of three special winter lunar events in 2019.

The moon will be at its fullest during daylight hours, peaking at 3.53pm in the south of the UK.

But visibility will be better after sunset at 5.26pm.

However the Met Office is currently predicting cloudy weather in the county during this time.

A Supermoon is a full moon that appears larger in the sky than usual, as it is at the closest point in its orbit to the Earth.

Tonight's moon should appear 14 per cent larger and up to 30 per cent brighter than a normal moon.

In January people also sought to get images of the rare super blood wolf moon.

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

  • Mike Simmans took this picture back in January

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February's supermoon is called the snow moon because the month is traditionally the one with the greatest amount of snowfall.

The next full moon, on March 21, is known as the worm moon.