"The Moon goes round in an oval orbit so it can come very close to us, and if that coincides with a full moon, then it can look absolutely enormous,"
The moon does revolve around the Earth in an elliptical orbit. This is how the moon's distance compares between nearest and furthest from Earth.
Moonrise in Northumberland is 8.37pm on Saturday night - that's more than 1 hour before sunset! Moonrise is about 9.33pm on Sunday night (again, shortly before sunset).