Last Supermoon of 2017 Takes Place on Sunday

Posted by on Thursday, November 30, 2017

The last supermoon of 2017 will take place on Sunday.

December’s full moon will appear bigger and brighter then usual.

It will appear up to 30 percent brighter and up to 14 percent larger than normal.

A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.

The most recent supermoon occurrence was on June 24, 2017.

The combined effect of the Sun and Moon on the Earth's oceans, the tide, is greatest when the Moon is either new or full.

There will also be two in January.

The Team

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