Stargazers are in for a treat with a supermoon set to rise in the night sky in just a few weeks.
A supermoon occurs when the moon is at its perigee - its closest point to Earth in its orbit - at the same time it’s in its full phase.
And while it’s not a rare event - occurring about every 14 months on average - two supermoons are expected in 2021.
The first will occur on April 27.
“The full moon will appear slightly larger than normally,” astrophysicist Dr Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer told 7NEWS.com.au.
"Supermoon events are very spectacular but not much more exciting for astronomers than the usual moon observations.”
Best time to see the supermoon
The supermoon will always appear bigger when it’s close to the horizon so seeing it as it rises will give you the best view.
On April 27, in Sydney and Brisbane, the moon will rise at 5.33pm.
In Melbourne and Adelaide, it will rise at 5.53pm, while in Perth, it will rise at 6.01pm.
Kedziora-Chudczer said it was best to try and capture the moon on your camera when it’s still on the eastern horizon.
And don’t worry if you miss April’s supermoon.
Another one will be rising in just a month’s time, on May 26 and will coincide with the total lunar eclipse.