The Only Supermoon of 2017 Is Happening. Here's When to View It

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A larger, brighter and bigger moon is set to appear in the sky tomorrow evening.


Because of the moon's extra-close approach to Earth, it will appear about 14 per cent bigger than if it were at its farthest away point in its orbit.

Unusual astronomical phenomenon called the Supermoon, or perigee moon.The orbit of the moon around the Earth in form is not a flawless circle, and a few stretches.

The full moon will begin at 10:36 a.m., Sunday, in CT.

The moon will reach perigee at 3:45 a.m. ET on Monday when it is 222,135 miles from Earth.

Also, because it's the last full moon of the year, it's called a "Frost" moon, or "Cold" moon.

A bright treat will greet skygazers Sunday night. "As the moon goes round the Earth, its distance from the Earth keeps changing", he said.

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In the United Kingdom, the supermoon will reach the peak of its full phase at 3.47pm on 3 December, according to the Met Office.

"It is said that the moon appears larger because we compare it with terrestrial objects such as trees or buildings".

To see the moon at its most vivid, it's best to catch a glimpse just after sun down.

It's worth noting that a supermoon technically occurs during a new moon, too, but that phenomenon usually isn't referred to as a supermoon since new moons are not visible in the night sky.

"When you look at it from near the horizon, there's an optical illusion", says Nichols. This effect is termed as "moon illusion". "But it's another great chance to watch the Moon".

An image of the moon taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is shown in two halves to illustrate the difference between the apparent size of a supermoon (left) and a "micromoon" (right).

A supermoon is also believed to have an impact on the Earth's waters.

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