Incredible supermoon photos captured from around the world

Incredible supermoon photos captured from around the world

Incredible supermoon photos captured from around the world

Aucklanders saw the moon rise with a stunning red colour shortly before 9pm, and it also appeared orange and yellow at different times. The Dec. 3 full moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons.

The last "supermoon" of 2017 will be visible in Sunday night's sky around the world - a phenomena that makes the moon appear bigger and brighter.

NASA has called the weekend's supermoon the first in a supermoon trilogy over the next two months, with the second sighting and third sighting on January 1 and January 31 respectively.

In this December 2, 2017 photo the moon shines behind a man dressed in a Santa Claus costume flying on a trike and motor glider near Sieversdorf, Germany. The December Full Moon was also referred to as Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes due to its occurrence near the winter solstice-the day which receives the least amount of sunlight.

"The Supermoon sounds far more impressive than it actually is", Faherty wrote Business Insider in an email, explaining that to an untrained eye, a Supermoon may appear no more "super", as in, bigger or brighter, than a normal moon. Sunday night's supermoon was the one and only supermoon of 2017.

A supermoon can only happen if it's a full moon and if the moon is closer to Earth than usual. Know why and when a moon is called a supermoon.

Supermoons are set to occur twice in January, on the 2nd and 31st. The first two full moons of 2018 will also be supermoons.

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