Three Super Moons to Be Observed between December and January

Three Super Moons to Be Observed between December and January

A supermoon only occurs when a full moon coincidentally falls during the period when the moon is the closest distance from Earth during its orbit.

A Blue Moon refers to the second full moon in a calendar month - which is rare, since full moons occur every 29.5 days, according to NASA. It makes the moon appear up to 14 percent lighter and 30 percent brighter.

The people of Ukraine will be able to observe in the night sky the lunar disk, which will appear larger and brighter than usual. "It's a slightly bigger moon; I ain't using the adjective 'supermoon'".

While scientists argue about the influence of the close passing of Earth's natural satellite for geophysical processes, the Moon is inexorably approaching and promises to be an interesting phenomenon for all the earthlings who are lucky enough to see this spectacle. The moon's average distance from Earth is 238,000 miles, according to Space.com.

The only supermoon of the year is slated for December 3, 2017, at precisely 15:47 UTC, according to EarthSky.org.

The first and last "Supermoon" of 2017 will be visible in the sky this weekend.

Skywatchers and stargazers have three opportunities to see a supermoon between Sunday and January 31.

This solar event will take place tomorrow night and it has also been noted that the supermoon will coincide with the lunar eclipse in September 2033 (a date for your diary now) as this only happens a couple of times in a person's lifetime.

December's supermoon will be the first amid the three back-to-back Supermoon series to appear in the next two months, scheduled January and February. One is offered by the Virtual Telescope Project based in Rome.

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