See the Supermoon in Nottinghamshire

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Tonight all across the UK, we’ll be able to witness the the biggest, brightest full supermoon of the century, as the moon reaches it’s closest point to Earth since 1948.

To make the most of the phenomenon, astronomers have advised to get out of the city and into areas with wide open spaces and minimal artificial light. Here are some of the county’s best viewpoints.

Beeston

Hop on a tram out of the city to Beeston and watch the moon from the skies above peaceful Attenborough Nature Reserve.

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Wollaton Hall

The last supermoon was captured against the dramatic backdrop of Wollaton Hall in 2015.

Southwell Minster

The distinctive skyline over the rural town of Southwell makes a picture-perfect viewpoint.

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Newark Castle

Newark Castle looks spectacular at night, especially when lit up by a full moon.

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Edwinstowe

The clear open skies above Robin Hood Country are made for star-gazing.

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Holme Pierrepont 

With a 270 acre country park and the lakes of the National Watersports Centre, the quiet hamlet is just the spot outside the city to watch the spectacle.

Feeling the need to hone your camera skills for occasions like these? Line and Light offer photography days to help you capture professional pictures in stunning locations around Nottinghamshire.

 

Posted on 14 November 2016
Featured author: Jessie

Nottingham native and fan of all things music, arts and animal related.

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