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Supermoon mesmerises sky-gazers across the world

06 December 2017

The distance between the Earth and the moon is not constant because of the oval orbit of the Moon and hence it keeps on comes closer as well as reaches the farthest point. As a result, the moon appears to be up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter during a supermoon.

Dr Griffin said that early risers today could catch the moon starting to go out of sight about 7.10am, between the west and southwest.

Here are photos of the December 3 supermoon rising around the world. This is because the previous two were around the time of a new moon, which isn't visible in the sky.

The supermoon rises behind the mountain range seen from Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

Last year, the supermoon was spotted over other famous Buffalo landmarks including Shark Girl, the Richardson Olmsted Complex and Buffalo City Hall.

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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.

See you in January, Supermoon!

Regular observers of the full moon may notice the difference between a regular full moon and a supermoon, but sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference.

The January 31 supermoon will also be the second Full Moon of the month, often referred to as the "Blue Moon", which happen every two and a half years, on average. NASA says with the total eclipse, it will be a royal spectacle indeed, a "super blue blood" Moon.

Supermoon mesmerises sky-gazers across the world