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This year gets off to a relatively slow start when it comes to seeing the annual major meteor showers. The Quadrantids, one of the big three annual showers, are lost to the vagaries of the full Moon in early January. But the year’s other two most active annual showers – the Perseids (in August) and Geminids (in December) – are set to put on fine displays.

So when and where should you look to have the best chance of seeing nature’s fireworks?

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It might look easy, but taking an epic photo of the night sky in all its glory takes skill. You have to be in the right place with the right equipment, and your camera needs just the right settings. It takes some practice, but the right shot it is worth it.

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If you missed out on last night's supermoon due to the crummy weather, we have some good news: tonight's moon will still be bigger and brighter than usual. Here's how to get the best vantage point.

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A beautiful full moon will grace our skies on Monday November 14 this year. Full moons always rise around sunset, so look for it towards the east during evening twilight. Every month, occasionally even twice a month, the full moon adorns the night. What makes this one so special is all the hype of the supermoon.

A quick glance at the statistics and you can see what everyone’s buzzing about.

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As night sets in on November 14, wander outside and gawk at the sky. If the weather is clear, the moon will be at its biggest and brightest in nearly 70 years, and it won't put on a similar display until late 2034. Here are the best times and places to watch.

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Next Monday, Earth's solitary moon will be the closest it has been to the planet in a long, long time. The biggest and brightest supermoon of the century will be lighting up the sky on Monday night, and if you're planning to get outside and snap some photographs of it you won't be the only one. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks later tonight, and this year it's set to be a good one here in Australia, showing off some of the brightest, fastest meteors visible from Earth. While the moon may make viewing a little difficult this year, the Orionids have one of the most prominent radiant points of any yearly meteor shower.

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Living in or near a big city has its perks, but one big drawback is the light pollution, which obscures the glorious night sky. The International Dark Sky Association has designated spots around the world as "Dark Sky Parks", meaning they offer an exceptional view of the stars.