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Supermoon expected in skies above Gedling borough on Sunday

Supermoon expected in skies above Gedling borough on Sunday

But for those who can't wake up that early, the moon will still look bigger - and brighter - throughout the night. Supermoons occur when the moon is full and closer to Earth than normal.

Sky watchers and photographers get ready! If the moon is a bit bigger and brighter, even better.

December's full moon is traditionally known as the "cold moon" or the "long nights moon" because of its timing near the winter solstice, the shortest day in the year, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. Most astronomers suggest watching the supermoon right after sunset and into moonrise, and minutes before the next sunrise as well.

On Dec. 4, the high tide will reach 6.8 feet at 9:30 Port San Luis.

The term has been around since 1979 and it describes a moment when the moon is closest to the Earth.

The only supermoon of 2017 will appear in a sky near you Sunday night. weather permitting.

This Sunday is your chance to get up close and personal with the Moon. This is actually the first and only visible supermoon of 2017.

Though it will technically be the fourth supermoon of the year, none of the other three were visible as they came in the new moon phase, when the face of the moon shows black.

Wellington: In New Zealand's capital Wellington city, the full moon will be observed at 4:46 am local time on December 4.

Where can I see the supermoon?

When the supermoon is viewed low on the horizon, it appears huge. And while 7 percent bigger and 16 percent brighter than the average full moon may not sound that impressive, compared to a micromoon (when the full moon is at the farther end of its reach), a supermoon appears even more bodacious.


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