December supermoon dazzles in the night sky

05 December, 2017, 02:14 | Author: Randy Kelley
  • Viewers Snap Breathtaking Supermoon Pictures From Around the ...

"Nearby perigee full moons appear about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than full moons that occur near apogee in the moon's orbit".

The reddish color super moon rises from the east of Palmdale CA Sunday.

In January 2018 there will be two supermoons, the first on January 1 and the second on January 31.

Photos from around the world capture the stunning event.

A supermoon is seen through Christmas decorations at the corner of Market Street and Third Street Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 in downtown Chattanooga, Tenn.

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"The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the Moon, not just that once but every chance they have!" says Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. A third supermoon on January 31 will be extra special.

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

The time between perigees (an anomalistic month, about 27.555 days) does not align very well with the time between full moons (a synodic month, about 29.531 days).

The supermoon rises over Tampa, Florida, on December 3, 2017, in this shot by astrophotographer Jacob Zimmer.

The supermoon is seen in the sky while a farmer walks with cows in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

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