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Supermoon in pictures: See incredible shots of 2017 lunar spectacle

05 December 2017, 02:15 | Patty Hardy

A multiple exposure image shows the ‘supermoon’ near the Buddha statue in Yangon Myanmar on 03 December 2017

A multiple exposure image shows the ‘supermoon’ near the Buddha statue in Yangon Myanmar on 03 December 2017

December's full moon, which is also known for obvious reasons as the Cold Moon, appears bigger and brighter in the sky as it sits closer than average to Earth.

"The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the Moon, not just that once but every chance they have!" said Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre. At only 7 percent larger, the moon will likely appear pretty normal to most observers.

The next super moon will be on January 1, 2018. That supermoon will also be the second full moon of the month, making it a "super blue moon". "In short, Earth, moon and sun are all in a line, with moon in its nearest approach to Earth".

The final supermoon of 2018 will occur just a few weeks later, on January 31, with extra superlatives.

That didn't stop photo buffs from stepping out to examine the night skies as the moon reached what's called 'perigee, ' or, the position on the elliptically-shaped lunar orbit when the moon comes closest to the Earth.

You can see the ‘supermoon’ behind Christmas lights in Manila Philippines on 03 December 2017
You can see the ‘supermoon’ behind Christmas lights in Manila Philippines on 03 December 2017

As millions turned out Sunday to catch a glimpse of 2017's only supermoon, according to the IndyStar, one famous astrophysicist wasn't having any of it.

The moon rises over a building in Netanya, Israel, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

The supermoon sets behind the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge in this photo by astrophotographer Kwong Liew.

Did you see the supermoon?

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