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You Can See An Enormous Supermoon Illuminating Vancouver This Weekend

You Can See An Enormous Supermoon Illuminating Vancouver This Weekend

This is because the previous two were around the time of a new moon, which isn't visible in the sky.

If you miss the moon on the first day, don't fret, the moon will still appear large and bright for a few days after that, it just won't be a full a moon. The moon will be closest to the earth in the first hours of the next morning, although it will be a little less full.

The full supermoon won't technically hit the United States until Monday morning (12:45am PT, 3:45am ET), but most of the best moon photo ops happen around moonrise and moonset - that will be around 5pm ET on Saturday and 7:50am ET on Sunday.

This Sunday will make selenographists the world over very happy, as a bigger and brighter moon is set to be visible as it moves closer towards Earth.

The moon's average distance from the Earth is approximately 238,000 miles.




The next full moon you're going to see will be absolutely extraordinary.

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In November 2016, the moon reached a distance closest to the Earth than ever seen since 1948, producing a supersized supermoon. However, the moon will still appear plenty big when it rises in the eastern sky Sunday evening. It will officially reach perigee the next day, December 4, at 3:45 a.m. ET when it is 222,135 miles away from Earth - almost 16,000 miles closer than it normally is throughout the year, Space.com reports. The full moon won't come that close again until 2034.

Guess what: It's supermoon time! The moon will be 16 percent more luminous and 7 percent bigger than it normally appears, National Geographic revealed.

This supermoon won't be quite as special as last year's.

Bill Ingalls, a NASA photographer, says that those capturing the event through their smartphones have to focus on the correct light balance. Especially if you get something in the foreground when taking photos.