Emma Tait's photo of the supermoon on November 14, 2016.
Emma Tait's photo of the supermoon on November 14, 2016. Emma Tait

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For those who missed out last night, you still have a chance tonight.

Kingaroy Obervatory astronomer James Barclay said observers could still see the massive moon on Tuesday evening.

"You will not be able to tell the difference. It will still be close," Mr Barclay said.

MONDAY: AUSTRALIA is about to be treated to the brightest and largest moon in nearly 70 years, according to astronomer James Barclay.

The Kingaroy Observatory owner said high places and flat plains were the best vantage spots to see the supermoon on Monday evening.

Top spots include Mt Wooroolin and the Bunya Mountains, and anyone with a clear view to the east.

"The higher you are the more you will see the effect," Mr Barclay said.

"I'm sure there's going to be a few people up (Mt Wooroolin).

"Those on the coast, they will get some really, really large images of the moon coming out of the water.

"We'll still get a fairly good view."

A supermoon is when the full moon occurs while the moon is at its closest point in orbit around the Earth.

"This is a bit of a phenomena," Mr Barclay said.

"It's just a name given and the name has stuck.

"It's quite a common occurrence. It's just a physical thing that happens a couple of times a year."

The moon will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter on the night, and is the closest supermoon since 1948.

Astrologer Richard Nolle coined the term supermoon in 1979.

Mr Barclay, who is also a photographer, had a tip for anyone hoping to capture a great image of the supermoon.

"Try to use something in the foreground as scale," he said.

Although the supermoon is technically on Monday, Mr Barclay said observers could still see the massive moon on Tuesday.

"You will not be able to tell the difference. It will still be close," he said.

The moon won't come this close to Earth again until November 2034.