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The images appear to show a bizarre phenomenon on the Moon

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A supermoon occurs when the sun, moon and Earth align, and a full or new moon aligns with the sun's lunar orb. If you don't catch the show this time, the first two full moons of 2018 in January will both be Supermoons.

While scientists argue about the influence of the close passing of Earth's natural satellite for geophysical processes, the Moon is inexorably approaching and promises to be an interesting phenomenon for all the earthlings who are lucky enough to see this spectacle. The moon will be a little over 222,000 miles away from the earth at that time. It makes the moon appear up to 14 percent lighter and 30 percent brighter.

"It is said that the moon appears larger because we compare it with terrestrial objects such as trees or buildings".

The best times to see it, experts say, are right after sundown and just before sunrise the next day.

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. The Dec. 3 Full Cold Moon will be 2017's only "supermoon". The weather in West Michigan looks to cooperate with partly cloudy to mostly clear skies from Saturday evening to Sunday morning.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials had said that supermoon was seen 70 years ago however, the force of attraction was the strongest resulting in high tides than usual. This effect is termed as "moon illusion". "Some people perceive the rising moon as twice as large...", said Paranjpye.

Though this will be the fourth supermoon of 2017, the previous three were not visible because they coincided with new moons.

A supermoon is also believed to have an impact on the Earth's waters.

According to Metservice, most Kiwis will get a good view of the supermoon on Monday night.

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