First (and last) supermoon of 2017 is coming

First (and last) supermoon of 2017 is coming

First (and last) supermoon of 2017 is coming

A supermoon is a full moon, but a full moon is not necessarily a supermoon.

While it has been a year since a visible supermoon last lit up the sky, everyone in the world has a chance to marvel at this upcoming full moon.

A supermoon is a Moon that is full when it is also at or near its closest point in its orbit around Earth.

Nolle said that a supermoon is a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90 per cent of its closest approach to Earth, known as perigee, in a given orbit. It is anticipated that it will be within 222,443 miles from our planet at 4 pm on December 4.

The moon will appear about 16 percent brighter and 7 percent larger than normal, according to astronomers.

The best time to see it will be as the moon rises just after sunset, according to National Geographic.

An aircraft taking off from Ronald Reagan National Airport is seen passing in front of the Moon as it rises Sunday Dec. 3 2017 in Washington D.C
An aircraft taking off from Ronald Reagan National Airport is seen passing in front of the Moon as it rises Sunday Dec. 3 2017 in Washington D.C

A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the point in orbit in which the moon is closest to Earth.

This weekend will be a good time to relax, look up at the sky and take in the glowing moon.

And while it may appear super, the term "supermoon" is not the official term for the astronomical phenomenon. This supermoon will be the first in the series of three consecutive full moon supermoons, the next two to occur in January.

If you don't think you'll want to leave the comfort of your own home to view the celestial event, there will be two livestreams of the supermoon. At this time, the moon also appears both bigger and brighter than it actually is. "Some people perceive the rising moon as twice as large...", said Paranjpye.

This year's supermoon will be visible Sunday evening and will reach its peak around 2:45 a.m. (CST) Monday morning.

The moon is nearly full Saturday night and will be full Sunday. "Supermoons aren't rare, but they're not an everyday occurrence either".

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