See the only 2017 appearance of the supermoon

Full Moon vs Supermoon

The supermoon lit up night skies around the world on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, drawing awe from many spectators.

Though this will be the fourth supermoon of 2017, the previous three were not visible because they coincided with new moons. 22News videographer Don Sutherland captured this video Monday morning. The moon appears to be bigger and brighter due to its orbit around the Earth.

The moon was full at 3.47pm yesterday, at this point it was 222,761 miles from Earth - closer than the average distance of 238,900 miles. Icerink opened for skating at full moon. Nearby perigee full Moons appear about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than full Moons that occur near apogee in the Moon's orbit.

Skywatchers and stargazers have three opportunities to see a supermoon between Sunday and January 31.

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That night will also feature a lunar eclipse, when the moon, earth and sun all line up.

"If a 16.1 inch pizza is "super" to you, compared with a 16.0 inch pizza, then we have an issue of vocabulary.:" Tyson wrote in a follow-up Tweet.

Considering the moon is always more than 225,744 miles away, it's not a major change.

Below, see scenes of the beaming supermoon over some of Washington's best-known landmarks and elsewhere from Capital Weather Gang's social networks ...

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