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This Year's Only Supermoon Is Almost Here - Here's How To See It

This Year's Only Supermoon Is Almost Here - Here's How To See It”

During moonrise, "you will experience the optical illusion which makes the moon appear larger when viewed against the horizon", Faherty said.

While the Moon's average distance is 238,000 miles from Earth, its orbit isn't perfectly circular. When the moon is both full and closest to us, we get a big, bright supermoon.

The full moon will be the first and last supermoon of 2017 and it's expected to be spectacular. December's perigee will bring the Moon within 221,821 miles to Earth.

When can I see the supermoon?

According to NASA, supermoons happen when the moon is full at the point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth, also known as the moon's perigee. This is what makes the natural satellite appear bigger and brighter.

The best time to see the supermoon will be during the evening hours Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

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It can be tough to snap a good shot of the moon, but equipment like a telephoto lens or an adaptor on a small telescope helps, Faherty said.

What's the best way to photograph the supermoon?

And while 7 percent bigger and 16 percent brighter than the average full moon may not sound that impressive, compared to a micromoon (when the full moon is at the farther end of its reach), a supermoon appears even more bodacious.

"Tap the screen and hold your finger on the object (in this case, the moon) to lock the focus".

Bill Ingalls, a NASA photographer, says that those capturing the event through their smartphones have to focus on the correct light balance.

This supermoon won't be quite as special as last year's. "Then slide your finger up or down to darken or lighten the exposure".

To get an original shot, Ingalls suggests taking a picture that puts the moon in context of a local landmark, something that gives your photo a sense of place.



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