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Brighter and larger supermoon to appear Sunday

Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 4:46 PM
By: Kelsey Cano

December 3 will not only be our next full moon, it is also considered to be a "supermoon."

A supermoon is a full or new moon that occurs around the same time it is near the closest approach to Earth during orbit, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. This point is called the perigee. December's supermoon is actually the only full supermoon of 2017.

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In Dayton, the moon will technically be full around 10:46 a.m. Don't worry though, when the moon rises around 5:43 p.m. it will look huge!

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A "supermoon" is said to appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon when it is furthest from Earth, although it is usually hard to notice with a naked eye.

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Either way, take some photos of the moon looking big and bright in the night sky on Sunday and share using the hashtag #SkyWitness7.