Tomorrow - We will see the supermoon for the first time in 2017

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There will be one on New Year's Day followed by another on January 31, which, according to NASA, will be a "super blue blood moon".

02 de diciembre de 2017, 00:16Washington, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) A series of three supermoons will be soon be observed in the sky between December 3, January 1st and January 31, 2018, as announced by the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). When a full moon is closer to our planet, the tide levels are often higher.

The moon makes an elliptical orbit around Earth once every 27 days, while a full moon happens once every 29.5 days.

Going to miss Sunday's supermoon?

Supermoon Sightings From Around The World
Supermoon Sightings From Around The World Joseph Kaczmarek AP

A supermoon is a Moon that is full when it is also at or near its closest point in its orbit around Earth.

Skywatchers and stargazers have three opportunities to see a supermoon between Sunday and January 31.

Supermoons occur when a full moon reaches an orbit where it is the closest to the earth, making the moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.

It won't be quite as bright as the last supermoon on November 14, 2016, when the moon was closer to Earth than at any time in almost 69 years.

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The moon will be roughly 10,000 miles closer to Earth on Sunday evening, creating our first and only Supermoon of the year. You can also watch a livestream from the Virtual Telescope Project.

An image of the moon taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is shown in two halves to illustrate the difference between the apparent size of a supermoon (left) and a "micromoon" (right).

If you miss the first viewing, another good time to sneak a peek is when the supermoon reaches its peak at 4 a.m. on December 4.

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