The first and only [visible] Supermoon of the year came out to play on Sunday, December 3rd. In case you missed it,—which was impossible by the way—it was beautiful.
A moon is considered "super" when it is 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than when it is at its further point in orbit. Its scientific name is perigee syzygy.
"Perigee refers to the moon being at its closest distance to the Earth, and syzygy refers to the alignment of multiple bodies — the moon, Earth, and sun need to be aligned for us to see a full moon," Arizona University professor Gurtina Besla said to NPR. "So it translates to the closest separation between the moon and Earth when the Earth, moon, and sun are aligned."
The next time you'll be able to catch the Supermoon is in 2018 on Jan. 1st and Jan. 31st. In the meantime, check out how stunning and breathtaking the 2017 Supermoon looked around the world.
December's “supermoon” was the last one of 2017. Here it rises behind the US Capitol and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, viewed from Arlington, Virginia, USA. The supermoon phenomenon happens when the Moon reaches its closest point to Earth, known as a perigee Moon. The Moon circuits the Earth in an elliptical or oval orbit - a supermoon occurs when the perigee Moon is also a full Moon. PHOTO: EPA/JIM LO SCALZO #BBCSnapshot #photography #photojournalism #supermoon #moon #stargazers #postitfortheaesthetic #pink
A super moon rises behind the Gautama Buddha statue in Hyderabad on Sunday night. The moon’s orbit around the earth is not a perfect circle. It travels in an ellipse that brings it close to (perigee) and takes it far from (apogee) earth. Full moons can occur at any point along the moon’s orbit, but when a full moon occurs at or near the perigee, it looks slightly larger and brighter than a typical full moon. This is called a supermoon. The supermoon that appeared on Sunday was about 14% larger and 40% brighter than a normal moon. Photo: K.V.S. Giri @kvs_giri #supermoon #india #hyderabad #nasa #fullmoon #moon #earth
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Wellington, New Zealand
Mont Kiara, Malaysia
Supermoon last night along the Delaware River...one of my favorite places. Hope this week treats you well! New prints being added to the Etsy shop! 🌜🌙🌟Follow me here for works in progress and Etsy shop updates and giveaways, and check out my shop for whimsical nursery prints or to request original art! https://www.etsy.com/shop/GoodnightIreneGifts #illustration #illustrator #childrensillustration #delawareriver #nurserydecor #nurseryideas #nurseryinspo #nurseryart #woodlandnursery #woodland #woodlandcreatures #newmom #newbaby #babyshower #woodland #handmade #handmadewithlove #handmadeart #childrensbookillustration #supermoon #moon #artsy #artlife #babystuff #kidsroom #kidsroomdecor #goodnightirenegifts
I'm celebrating Oman's five day holiday long weekend by taking a road trip. Only the road has ended here at Masirah Island, where I'm stuck due to high winds! All ferries were cancelled today, so here's hoping I can get one off this rock tomorrow to make it back to work on Wednesday! In the meantime, here's last night's supermoon rising over one of Masirah Island's hills.
New York City
Lugard Road, Hong Kong
Taos, New Mexico
🇬🇧Last night we hiked as high as we could up a hill through the jungle to take photos of the super full moon. Didn't get any good ones. Tonight we stayed at the camp. Perfect view from here in fact! 🇫🇷Hier soir on est monté le plus haut possible sur la colline en traversant la jungle pour photographier la super pleine lune. Pas une photo de réussie. Ce soir on est resté au camping. En fait, la vue est parfaite ici ! . #thailand #thailandtravel #crazyhorsebuttress #fullmoon #supermoon #nightphotography
Super moon set on day #336 of my #365project ⬇️shot info below⬇️decisions! Shot sunrise and sunset yesterday- caught the moon set in the morning and clouds caught us in the evening!! This is a single image across the lake 💙 in the humid haze! ================================= 📸Canon 5D Mark IV; EF 100-400mm at 400mm 📸f/5.6 at 0.4 seconds; ISO 320 📸 Manual mode w tripod ============================= #moon_awards #moon #luna #ig_captures #ig_shotz #dfw #instadfw #texas #night #craters #moon_of_the_day #moonset #2017 #dpgphotos #nightphotography #rsa_night #canonfanphoto #teamcanon #zoomlens #night_photography #ipulledoverforthis #kathychassiephotography #texas_ig #texasfever #supermoon #nightimages
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Jumunjim, South Korea
Las Vegas, Nevada
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