First (and last) supermoon of 2017 is coming

Supermoon Sunday All You Need To Know About The Celestial Event

On this day, the moon looks 10 percent bigger and 20 percent brighter. The supermoon will reach its perigee -the closest point in its orbit around the Earth - at 3:45 a.m. the following day.

By some measures, Sunday night's full moon is the only supermoon of 2017.

Supermoons are squishy because there's no official astronomical definition of the term. That means during each month the moon is sometimes passing closer to the earth than others.

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Unusual astronomical phenomenon called the Supermoon, or perigee moon.The orbit of the moon around the Earth in form is not a flawless circle, and a few stretches. Not so much. That has led some astronomers such as Neil deGrasse Tyson to pooh-pooh the phenomenon. "It's a slightly bigger moon; I ain't using the adjective 'supermoon'".

And even though the moon isn't completely full until Sunday, viewers won't notice a difference on Saturday night.

You can see the Super Frost Moon any night this weekend; conditions in most of the country should be favorable for viewing, though there may be clouds in the far northeast and in the central parts of the country.

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Skywatchers and stargazers have three opportunities to see a supermoon between Sunday and January 31.

If you're clouded out on Sunday, you can still get into the supermoon spirit on Sunday with streaming video from the Virtual Telescope Project or the Slooh online observatory.

If you miss the first viewing, another good time to sneak a peek is when the supermoon reaches its peak at 4 a.m. on December 4. Due to heavy pollution and the recent cyclone forecast, there might be bad news for city star gazers as Bengalureans might or might not be able to see the Super Moon at all with such overcast skies.

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