Super Frost Moon Will Light Up the Sky This Weekend

Super Frost Moon Will Light Up the Sky This Weekend

Super Frost Moon Will Light Up the Sky This Weekend

Since it is the second full moon of the month, it will also be a "blue moon", which only happens every two and a half years on average.

According to Michelle Nichols, director of public observing at Chicago's Adler Planetarium, there is a reason behind the moon's captivating close approach to the Earth.

According to National Geographic, this will be the fourth supermoon of the year; however it is the only one we will be able to see with the naked eye due to its close proximity to earth.

It will shine up to 30 per cent brighter, not only because it's close to Earth, but also because Earth will be nearing its closest to the sun in early January. It is anticipated that it will be within 222,443 miles from our planet at 4 pm on December 4.

The full moon on Sunday night will be a supermoon and will be bigger and brighter than usual.

The Moon will lose its brightness and take on an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow from the scant sunlight that makes its way through Earth's atmosphere.

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Supermoons are squishy because there's no official astronomical definition of the term. Even so, the supermoon is still worth viewing.

If you miss this year's supermoon, don't worry.

Just to be clear, the supermoon is only the moon-there will be no eclipse and no colors. It appears the biggest and brightest during this time because of a "moon illusion" effect, which is created when you're able to compare the moon to other objects for scale. On the three dates marked, step out into the moonset or moonrise and look up for a trilogy of sky watching treats!

The moon is nearly full Saturday night and will be full Sunday.

The first and last "Supermoon" of 2017 will be visible in the sky this weekend.

"The supermoon is a 16-inch pizza compared with a 15-inch pizza", he says.

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