Supermoon photos: See unbelievable shots of 2017 lunar spectacle

Michele Moreno
Декабря 6, 2017

Visitors gathered for handicraft trading, mulled wine and grilled cheese.

Tom Kerss, an astronomer at Royal Observatory Greenwich, said the exact moment of full moon - when the moon sits opposite the sun in the sky, which was 3.47pm (10.47am ET) today in the United Kingdom.

The moon rises over a building in Netanya, Israel, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. We will see two in 2018, and they generally occur every two to three years.

Erik S. Lesser  EPAAn airplane crosses in front of the moon a supermoon in Avondale Estates Georgia Dec.3 2017
Erik S. Lesser EPAAn airplane crosses in front of the moon a supermoon in Avondale Estates Georgia Dec.3 2017

This weekend, a remarkable supermoon lit up the sky and made for some pretty unbelievable photos for those lucky enough to see it. The next two will occur on January 1 and January 31, 2018.

In this December 2, 2017 photo the moon shines behind a man dressed in a Santa Claus costume flying on a trike and motor glider near Sieversdorf, Germany. December's full moon was called Frost Moon, Moon Before Yule or Long Night Moon.

A supermoon can only happen if it's a full moon and if the moon is closer to Earth than usual.

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Sunday's moon was the first of three consecutive supermoons. The next two will occur on January 1 and January 31, 2018.

A moon sets Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, behind Universal's Volcano Bay in Orlando, Fla.

Last night's moon, dubbed the "full cold moon", glowed behind historic national monuments and landmarks all over the world such as London's Shard and the Statue of Liberty in NY.

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The moon gained the title supermoon because it was not only full, but also passing Earth at about its closest point in its orbit. However, a brighter moon is the effect of an illusion caused by the close location of the moon, which makes the human brain compare it to nearby objects.

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