2017 supermoon rises this weekend

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This means that during a full rotation of the Moon manages to pass as the furthest and closest point to our planet.

Also called the cold moon, the solar spectacle occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon reaching the point in its orbit where it is closest to the earth. "This is because the moon revolves round the Earth in an elliptical orbit". There are times, then, that the moon is particularly close to the Earth. "As the moon goes round the Earth, its distance from the Earth keeps changing", he said. My definition is stricter: There's only one supermoon in a given year, reserved for the full moon with the biggest apparent size.

The best time to see it will be as the moon rises just after sunset, according to National Geographic. As a result, the moon appears to be up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter during a supermoon.

CT residents will have their eyes peeled to the sky Sunday night as the "supermoon" makes its only appearance in 2017.

The moon is nearly full Saturday night and will be full Sunday.

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"For this year's final supermoon, the perigee distance will be approximately 222,135 miles in the early morning hours of December 4 (in the United States)", says Nichols.

While the moon is undoubtedly both bigger and brighter than usual, our eyes tend to trick us into seeing the moon as larger than it truly is.

Rare sighting of the first and last supermoon of the year will be observed today all over the world including Pakistan. Even so, the supermoon is still worth viewing. This effect is termed as "moon illusion".

Will you be sky-watching on Monday night? "But it's another great chance to watch the Moon".

What's the difference between a supermoon and a Blue Moon?

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