The December 2017 supermoon


The full moon is pictured behind Christmas lights in Marseille, France, December 3, 2017. A supermoon phenomenon occurs when moon's orbit is closer than average to Earth.

According to NASA - that combination made the moon appear about 14 percent larger than it normally does.

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The moon is not actually that much closer to the earth, it is just our brain that interpret it as a lot closer. The moon appears the biggest and brightest right around sunrise and sunset because of a "moon illusion" effect, when it's near the horizon and you're able to compare the moon to other objects for scale. The supermoon is a full moon that occurs when the moon is closest to the earth.

There will be another supermoon on January 31 which will also be a total lunar eclipse, and what is termed a Blue Moon as it is the second full moon in a month.

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Stargazers, astronomers and curious sky watchers got a chance to witness the first and only supermoon of this year Sunday night.

The Supermoon rises above Whitby Abbey in Whitby, north east England on December 3, 2017.

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The moon's distance from Earth ranges from 222,000 and 252,000 miles because its orbit is elliptical.