Supermoon 2017 will be Visible Sunday

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The moon will be as close to us as it gets on Sunday as it makes its way around its elliptical orbit

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. WHAT WILL HAPPEN This full moon will be nearly exactly like any other full moon, but for frequent observers of the moon, it may appear brighter and slightly larger.

This Sunday, Idahoans will be treated to a bigger, brighter moon in the evening sky.

The Full Cold Supermoon will be closest to Earth in the early morning hours of December 4.

Skygazers are set to be treated to a "full cold supermoon" this weekend.

On this day, the Earth's satellite will have the largest apparent size in 2017. At that time, it will be a supermoon, the only one in 2017. Perigee is about 30,000 miles closer to Earth than apogee.

"The farthest point in this ellipse is called the apogee and is about 405,500 km from Earth on average".

The supermoon on November 14, 2016 was at a distance of 221,526 miles.

Mr Tavernier added: "Full moons can occur at any point along the Moon's elliptical path, but when a full moon occurs at or near the perigee, it looks slightly larger and brighter than a typical full moon".

The supermoon can be viewed with the naked eye between the moonrise time over the eastern horizon and the moonset time in the western horizon.

"Tap the screen and hold your finger on the object (in this case, the moon) to lock the focus".

For those using DSLR cameras, Ingalls recommends using another subject in the image, like a person, pet or landmark to compare to the size of the moon.

"One reason why the horizon might appear more distant than the sky overhead is that our brains perceive the shape of "space" as a gently flattened dome rather than a perfectly round sphere", Drake wrote.

Unlike a solar eclipse, a supermoon can be viewed without any kind of eye protection, so you won't have to worry with getting special viewing glasses for this phenomenon.

"The supermoon gets headlines because the moon's a little bigger and a little brighter, but people get frustrated that they can't always tell the difference".

"You can do the experiment with your outstretched thumb".

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