Mark your calendars! 2017’s first and only visible Supermoon is will brighten the sky this Sunday, December 3.
What is a Supermoon? It’s when a full moon appears bigger than it typically does because it’s closer to Earth. The moon must be at least 222,443 miles away from Earth to be considered a Supermoon.
According to National Geographic, there were three other Supermoons this year, but because each occurred during the “new moon” phase when the moon is covered by shadows, this will be the only one visible in 2017.
Moonrise will be Saturday 4:30 P.M. and moonset will be Sunday 6:21 A.M.