Supermoon Alert! Sunday's Full Moon Will Be 2017's Only Supermoon

Supermoon Alert! Sunday's Full Moon Will Be 2017's Only Supermoon

Supermoon Alert! Sunday's Full Moon Will Be 2017's Only Supermoon

According to Earthsky, this day the moon will appear 30% brighter and 14% bigger than usual. The moon will be a little over 222,000 miles away from the earth at that time.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has denied reports of supermoon sighting in Pakistan in a statement issued on Saturday by clearing that it would be full moon instead. Closer to eight o'clock in the evening of 3 December, the Moon will approach the minimum distance, and then will gradually be removed. Some people call the second full Moon in a month a Blue Moon, that makes it a super "blue Moon.' Blue Moons happen every two and a half years, on average". Hence, for those in the Northern hemisphere, it is a cold supermoon.

The Moon will lose its brightness and take on an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow from the scant sunlight that makes its way through Earth's atmosphere. "As the moon goes round the Earth, its distance from the Earth keeps changing", he said.

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. Before you dig out your telescope, however, here's what you need to know about the only supermoon of 2017 - and the best time to view it.

Supermoons occur roughly once a year. Even so, the supermoon is still worth viewing. The best time to see it will be anytime after moonrise, which will occur around 5 p.m. local time in the US depending on your time zone.

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A supermoon occurs when there is a full moon at or near the point where the moon reaches perigee.

If you miss the first viewing, another good time to sneak a peek is when the supermoon reaches its peak at 4 a.m. on December 4.

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

"If you stretch out your arm at full length, and stretch out your thumb, and compare the size of the full moon in the sky to the size of your thumb, you'll notice the width of the full moon compared to the size of your thumb; you can put four full moons across the width of your thumb". "But it's another great chance to watch the Moon".

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