Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend

The full moon on Sunday night marks the first and only supermoon of 2017

And even though the moon isn't completely full until Sunday, viewers won't notice a difference on Saturday night. When the moon is full during the portion of its orbit that brings it closest to Earth, Space.com reports, a supermoon occurs.

Tomorrow will mark the closest the moon will orbit to the earth all year round and will appear bigger and brighter than usual. If the moon is a full moon and also if it is at perigee, it will be bigger and brighter and if the full moon is at apogee, it will be smaller and less bright than usual. "Sometimes during the year we get an opportunity to see the full moon when it is at its closest point and that's what we'll be seeing on December 3". That means during each month the moon is sometimes passing closer to the earth than others.

An airplane flies past the moon above Stamford, Conn. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. The best time to see it will be anytime after moonrise, which will occur around 5 p.m. local time in the USA depending on your time zone. "Don't be so focused on your sensor that you miss such an otherworldly sight", they said.

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The January 31 supermoon will also be the second full Moon of the month.

And this will be a particularly bright supermoon for the United States, thanks to the more intense sunlight that reflects off the moon in winter, NASA said. On the three dates marked, step out into the moonset or moonrise and look up for a trilogy of sky watching treats!

When was the last supermoon?

"Then slide your finger up or down to darken or lighten the exposure". "But it's another great chance to watch the Moon". "Still, it's a great excuse to just go out and look at the sky", says Nichols. Do it near the horizon, and do it again away from the horizon.

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