Supermoon 2017: How to watch it this weekend

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At that point the moon will be 222,135 miles away from Earth - almost 16,000 miles closer than it usually is during the year, Space.com reported. This means that during a full rotation of the Moon manages to pass as the furthest and closest point to our planet.

There has been other reported times this year where the moon has been closer to Earth, however it wasn't considered a Supermoon because it didn't land on a day where it was a full moon.

It will shine up to 30 per cent brighter, not only because it's close to Earth, but also because Earth will be nearing its closest to the sun in early January.

Going to miss Sunday's supermoon? The moon will not come this close to the earth again until 2034.

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The moon will be visible to see on Sunday after 5 p.m. when it begins to rise, however, it won't officially be a Supermoon until it is at its closest point to Earth, which will be at approximately 4 a.m. on Monday.

The supermoon which was last seen on November 14, 2016 is set to re-appear tomorrow evening on December 3.

While you likely won't be blown away if you look for the supermoon with your naked eye, National Geographic says you may see enhanced effects using cameras with telephoto lenses, binoculars or telescopes.

This solar event will take place tomorrow night and it has also been noted that the supermoon will coincide with the lunar eclipse in September 2033 (a date for your diary now) as this only happens a couple of times in a person's lifetime. In fact, the supermoon slated for January 31, 2018, will be both, making it a Super Blue Moon. "It's a slightly bigger moon; I ain't using the adjective 'supermoon'". And get ready for a total lunar eclipse on January 31.

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