The night sky will be brighter than usual on Sunday when a full moon coincides with the moon reaching its closest point to earth.
Known as a "super-moon" it will appear 15 per cent brighter than usual and 30 per cent more than when it is at its furthest point from us.
It will also appear larger than usual.
Wellington's Cater Observatory programme officer John Field told NZ Newswire the moon is on average about 380,000km from earth and will be about 30,000km closer on Sunday.
The best time to see the super-moon is when the moon rises between 5.30-6pm.
The last time this annual phenomena occurred was in March last year.At its furthermost point from the earth in December, the moon will be over 400,000km away.
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