Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend

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The supermoon tends to be brighter and appear to be larger than its usual size. With the total eclipse, it'll be a royal spectacle indeed: "a 'super blue blood" Moon. Technically, in the night from Sunday to Monday we will rate for the fourth Supermoon of the year - the only one that can see with their own eyes.

The last supermoon occurred approximately a year ago on December 14.

Astronomers say the best time to check it out is either right after sunset or minutes before the next sunrise.

"It is said that the moon appears larger because we compare it with terrestrial objects such as trees or buildings".

"The moon's orbit is not a flawless circle". But the supermoon that took place exactly a month before that was much more notable - it was the closest supermoon to Earth since January 1948.

A new moon is the first phase in the lunar cycle that occurs when the moon is in conjunction with the sun - but is not visible from Earth.

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The average distance between the moon and earth is 3,84,000 km, but at perigee, it is 3,56,000 km and at apogee, it will be 4,06,300 km.

For the Supermoon can be observed on 3 December from 19:00 Kyiv time. "It's a slightly bigger moon; I ain't using the adjective 'supermoon'".

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials had said that supermoon was seen 70 years ago however, the force of attraction was the strongest resulting in high tides than usual.

"When you look at it from near the horizon, there's an optical illusion", says Nichols. Even so, the supermoon is still worth viewing. This effect is termed as "moon illusion".

A supermoon is also believed to have an impact on the Earth's waters. Some people, Joseph said, might not notice anything or just assume it's like any other full moon.

The moon will be roughly 10,000 miles closer to Earth on Sunday evening, creating our first and only Supermoon of the year. "But it's another great chance to watch the Moon".

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