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Don’t Miss This Year’s First (And Only) Supermoon Tonight!
When the moon rises tonight, it will appear considerably larger than a normal full moon, and as this years first and only supermoon it"s not an event you are going to want to miss! Supermoons occur when a full moon happens during perigee, the point in its orbit when it’s closest to Earth – the result can make the moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons. While last year’s super supermoon was the closest to the planet since 1948, this month’s full moon will still veer 16,500 miles (26,500 kilometers) closer to us than usual. As such, it will appear 7 percent bigger and 16 percent brighter than the average full moon. The moon will be completely full on Sunday, December 3 at 3:45 a.m. EST, but will look full for a day before and after. In New York City, it will rise on Sunday at 4:59 p.m. local time and set on Monday morning at 7:50 a.m. (Find your local time here.) The best time for viewing is right around moonrise and moonset, when it is sitting