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December 4, 2017 ( Post 1 )

Perigee is the point in the moon's orbit at which the moon is closest to the Earth. A full moon at perigee will look up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at apogee.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials had said that supermoon was seen 70 years ago however, the force of attraction was the strongest resulting in high tides than usual. You'll have another chance to see a supermoon on January 1, which marks the brightest full moon of 2018.

Stargazers are in for a treat when the first and only visible supermoon of the year lights up our skies this weekend - and here is when you'll be able to see it in South Yorkshire.

The moon makes an elliptical orbit around Earth once every 27 days, while a full moon happens once every 29.5 days.

The average distance between the moon and earth is 3,84,000 km, but at perigee, it is 3,56,000 km and at apogee, it will be 4,06,300 km.

The only supermoon of the year is slated for December 3, 2017, at precisely 15:47 UTC, according to EarthSky.org.

How can I see the supermoon?

This Sunday's supermoon will appear a little boring in comparison, only appearing seven percent larger and 16 percent brighter. "It's a slightly bigger moon; I ain't using the adjective 'supermoon'". Is 2 and 31 January 2018, then the supermoon the end of the month, and will coincide with a full lunar Eclipse. One is offered by the Virtual Telescope Project based in Rome.


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