2017 supermoon rises this weekend

The Supermoon alongside Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas Sunday evening

That combination will make the moon seem about 14 percent larger in diameter than usual this weekend, NASA said.

Supermoons happen when the sun, moon and earth align and a full or new moon aligns with the sun's lunar orb. Supermoons typically appear about 30 percent brighter than the usual moon.

Unusual astronomical phenomenon called the Supermoon, or perigee moon.The orbit of the moon around the Earth in form is not a ideal circle, and a few stretches. With the total eclipse, it'll be a royal spectacle indeed: "a 'super blue blood" Moon.

Each month the moon rotates around the earth in an ellipse rather than a flawless circle. The full moon phase will be on December 3, at 9.16 pm, when the moon will be about 491 km (or 0.14%) farther than its closest point the next day. Hence, for those in the Northern hemisphere, it is a cold supermoon.

It's hard for our eyes to distinguish these small changes in size when the Moon is high amidst the vastness of the night sky.

But the astronomer warned that as use of the nickname "supermoon" grows, so do expectations.

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The Dec. 3. supermoon will become completely full at 7:47 a.m. PST, according to Space.com.

The Moon will lose its brightness and take on an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow from the scant sunlight that makes its way through Earth's atmosphere. Even more so if it's a supermoon.

If you don't think you'll want to leave the comfort of your own home to view the celestial event, there will be two livestreams of the supermoon. This effect is termed as "moon illusion".

Nichols says that despite the difference between a regular full moon and a supermoon, it is not as grand as it appears.

The January 31 supermoon will also be the second full Moon of the month.

Will you be sky-watching on Monday night? "But it's another great chance to watch the Moon".

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