Two supermoons will take over the night sky next month, with one just days away.

Here is everything you need to know about the Sturgeon Supermoon on Monday, August 1.

What is a supermoon?

Supermoons are a combination of a lunar perigee (when the moon is closest to the earth) and a full moon.

They can appear about 7pc bigger and 15pc brighter

How to see the supermoon?

The moon is due to rise in the east at 9.16pm on August 2, peaking at 12.38am.

It is then due to set in the west at 3.40am on August 3.

Spectators won't need anything other than themselves to enjoy the supermoon, though binoculars may give a good close-up look.

It will appear the largest near the horizon.

Don't fret if you miss the full moon on the day. It will remain large for the rest of the week.

August's moon

August's full moon is called the Sturgeon Moon.

This moon gets its name from the fish readily caught during this part of the summer.

Other names for the August full moon are the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon

The next stages of this month's moon will be the last quarter on August 8, a new moon on August 16 and the first quarter on August 24.

There will be another supermoon during August's second full moon on August 31.

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