Residents get a glimpse of the 'supermoon' Sunday night

Residents get a glimpse of the 'supermoon' Sunday night

Residents get a glimpse of the 'supermoon' Sunday night

While it has been a year since a visible supermoon last lit up the sky, everyone in the world has a chance to marvel at this upcoming full moon.

As explained by astronomers, the phenomenon of SUPERLINE is due to the fact that the full Moon, moving on an elliptical orbit, suitable as close to the Ground.

The moon will be roughly 10,000 miles closer to Earth on Sunday evening, creating our first and only Supermoon of the year. Far passes are called "apogee". "As the moon goes round the Earth, its distance from the Earth keeps changing", he said. It is anticipated that it will be within 222,443 miles from our planet at 4 pm on December 4.

The full moon on Sunday night will be a supermoon and will be bigger and brighter than usual. Nearby perigee full Moons appear about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than full Moons that occur near apogee in the Moon's orbit.

An airplane flies past the moon above Stamford, Conn. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. If you want to celebrate the year's most super supermoon as a holiday for moongazers, I don't see anything wrong with that.

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"It is said that the moon appears larger because we compare it with terrestrial objects such as trees or buildings".

To be clear: a supermoon is literally just the moon.

If you're clouded out on Sunday, you can still get into the supermoon spirit on Sunday with streaming video from the Virtual Telescope Project or the Slooh online observatory. Even more so if it's a supermoon. This is known as the moon illusion and the moon hasn't grown; it's a trick your eyes are playing on you.

"We're seeing all of the Earth's sunrises and sunsets at that moment reflected from the surface of the Moon", says Sarah Noble, a Program Scientist at NASA headquarters.

A supermoon is also believed to have an impact on the Earth's waters. On the three dates marked, step out into the moonset or moonrise and look up for a trilogy of sky watching treats!

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