Super Frost Moon Will Light Up the Sky This Weekend

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The super moon will officially occur at 3.47 pm in the United Kingdom on December 3, and experts say it should be visible wherever you are in South Yorkshire.

The last supermoon occurred approximately a year ago on December 14.

As explained by astronomers, the phenomenon of SUPERLINE is due to the fact that the full Moon, moving on an elliptical orbit, suitable as close to the Ground.

Another term for a supermoon is "perigee syzygy", with syzygy describing the alignment of the moon, Earth, and sun in a straight line. Closer to eight o'clock in the evening of 3 December, the Moon will approach the minimum distance, and then will gradually be removed. When a full moon is closer to our planet, the tide levels are often higher. Supermoons typically appear about 30 percent brighter than the usual moon. Time your viewing for just after local sunset, National Geographic suggests, when the "moon illusion" will make the orb look especially large and vibrant.

Tomorrow will mark the closest the moon will orbit to the earth all year round and will appear bigger and brighter than usual.

A bright treat will greet skygazers Sunday night. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, will be residents the only chance this year to see the "supermoon".

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"It is said that the moon appears larger because we compare it with terrestrial objects such as trees or buildings".

However, December's full moon is the only visible supermoon.

"When you look at it from near the horizon, there's an optical illusion", says Nichols.

"The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the moon", said Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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