See the only 2017 appearance of the supermoon

In pictures: Supermoon 2017

Even as stargazers in the city were looking forward to witnessing yesterday's supermoon, which was also the last full moon of the year, many were left disappointed as the moderately cloudy sky played spoilsport. And they weren't disappointed by what they saw. This causes it to appear slightly larger and brighter than normal. The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but there is no evidence of such a link. However, it's a fantastic opportunity for photographing the moon, and if you're planning on doing so, using a tripod or some other stable mount for your camera will give you the best shot at a clear photo. The supermoon will reappear on the celestial stage on January 1 and 31, 2018, NASA said. A new moon is the first phase in the lunar cycle that occurs when the moon is in conjunction with the sun - but is not visible from Earth.

The distance between the moon and Earth constantly changes. This is known as the moon illusion and the moon hasn't grown; it's a trick your eyes are playing on you. NASA research scientist Noah Petro said.

So why doesn't this happen more often? When those times line up with the full moon, we are treated to the spectacle of a supermoon. Sunday night the moon will shine 16% brighter and appear 7% larger than its usual size. Because the orbit of the Monday is elliptical, one side known as apogee is about 50,000 km away from the Earth than the other called perigee.

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