Monday, 11 December, 2017

Dazzling Supermoon of 2017 Wows Stargazers

Viewers Snap Breathtaking Supermoon Pictures From Around the ... Watch: Glorious supermoon rises over Auckland
June Sullivan | 05 December, 2017, 02:17

"The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the moon", said Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

A supermoon happens when a full moon coincides with the moon's perigee - meaning the point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth (the farthest point is known as apogee). The Moon's orbit around our planet is tilted so it usually falls above or below the shadow of the Earth. When two full moons occur in the same month, the second is sometimes called a blue moon or, in this case, a super blue moon.

The Supermoon, Dec. 3, 2017. Zimmer stood miles away on the other side of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida, to capture this impressive view of the supermoon.

Another astrophotographer, Gandhi Kumar, used the supermoon to create the illusion of a supermoon on a stick.

A flamingo installation stands out against the bright backdrop of the supermoon. NASA astronaut and Expedition 53 Cmdr.

Did you see it? ABC7 viewers went outside to catch a glimpse of the supermoon and shared incredible photos using #abc7eyewitness.

However, 2018 will delight skywatchers with two supermoons, one on January 2nd and another just a few weeks later on January 31st.

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