2017 supermoon rises this weekend

The supermoon from November 2016

That supermoon will also be the second full moon of the month, making it a "super blue moon".

After 11 months without a supermoon - that's actually just a popular nickname, not an astronomical term - the moon will light up the sky Sunday and again on January 2 and 31. "About twice each year, a full moon lines up perfectly with the earth and sun such that earth's shadow totally blocks the sun's light, which would normally reflect off the moon". This Sunday's supermoon will appear a little tiresome in comparison, only appearing seven percent larger and 16 percent brighter. That means during each month the moon is sometimes passing closer to the earth than others.

A description of the moon's orbit.

The difference is noticeable for close observers - particularly if the moon is near the horizon, where it can be compared with terrestrial landmarks. The moon's orbit around our planet is tilted so it usually falls above or below the shadow of the earth.

Unusual astronomical phenomenon called the Supermoon, or perigee moon.The orbit of the moon around the Earth in form is not a ideal circle, and a few stretches.

Supermoons are squishy because there's no official astronomical definition of the term.

This year's will occur Sunday, Dec. 3. This is because the previous two were around the time of a new moon, which isn't visible in the sky. "It's a slightly bigger moon; I ain't using the adjective 'supermoon'".

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If you miss this year's supermoon, don't worry. Even so, the supermoon is still worth viewing. This is known as the moon illusion and the moon hasn't grown; it's a trick your eyes are playing on you.

A supermoon is also believed to have an impact on the Earth's waters.

"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. On the three dates marked, step out into the moonset or moonrise and look up for a trilogy of sky watching treats!

Supermoon Sunday is at hand, and although some may scoff, the supermoon concept provides a good excuse to take a close look at a celestial sight we often take for granted.

The first - and final - supermoon of 2017 will begin around 8 p.m. Sunday and reach its perigee at 3:45 a.m. Monday. "But it's another great chance to watch the Moon".

While the supermoon can come out looking larger in photos (thanks to long lenses and editing) than it does when looking at it in person, Nichols says it is an incredible opportunity to get people interested in science and astronomy. "Supermoons aren't rare, but they're not an everyday occurrence either".

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