March 22, 2018

Supermoon photos: See awesome shots of 2017 lunar spectacle

04 December 2017, 04:08 | Lucia Cruz

Dazzling supermoon rises above Lancashire

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NASA photographer Bill Ingalls captured photos from Washington, D.C.

Also known as a Cold Moon, this phenomenon is caused when the orbit of a new or full moon is in sync with the its closest approach to Earth, making it appear closer and brighter than usual.

Astronomers say the best time to catch a glimpse of a supermoon is either right after sunset or minutes before the next sunrise.

Whether it is was the prospect of standing outside in the cold weather, cloud cover, or your bad memory that meant you missed last night's supermoon then fear not. Since the Moon's orbit is elliptical, one side (apogee) is about 50,000 km farther from the Earth than the other (perigee).

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OK, supermoons are definitely cool, but what the heck are they again, exactly?

The moon rose on Sunday and became totally full at 15.47 GMT, and was still visible this morning. It appeared about seven per cent larger and 15 per cent brighter.

There will be another supermoon on January 31 which will also be a total lunar eclipse, and what is termed a Blue Moon as it is the second full moon in a month. That's because it was a "super moon".

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