Skip to comments.Full Moon Sunday Kicks Off 'Supermoon Trilogy,' Including a Lunar Eclipse
Posted on 12/02/2017 5:40:51 PM PST by BenLurkin
The Dec. 3 full moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons, including a lunar eclipse. The other supermoons will happen on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. You can watch Sunday's supermoon live online here, courtesy of the online astronomy service Slooh or directly from Slooh.com//.
If you only have time to catch one of them, be sure to check out the "extra-special" Jan. 31 supermoon, NASA said in a statement Friday (Dec. 1). The late January supermoon will take place during a total lunar eclipse visible from western North America, the Pacific and Eastern Asia. It will also be a blue moon, too.
A supermoon occurs when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth, which is also called the perigee. That makes the moon look extra-close and extra bright up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at its furthest point from Earth, called the apogee.
Thanks very much BenLurkin!
PINGING a few FRiends.
Over here you guys!
Good to know that it’s a super moon. It will be beautiful, if we can see it.
January also has a blue moon on the 31st. Very busy moon happenings!
The moon has been unusually bright for days, I can see my shadow from it even before it gets completely dark after sunset. We’ve got potential wintery weather forecast for next week and the high hazy clouds are already filtering in, the moon shining through that makes the whole sky glow. Halo around it too, old folk sign, snow’s a-comin’.
Thanks for the heads up.
Here is another Super Moon:
The moon's mighty bright tonight, that's for sure. I've been walking around the farm tonight with camera in hand, hoping to get a decent shot or two. This one came out nice enough. You can even make out the leaves on the ground.
Well played, sir.
Consider it STOLEN!
Maybe we can write something to go with it!
Wouldn’t that be fun?
Just don’t begin the tale with “It was a dark and stormy night,” or “Once upon a time.”
Darn! You just blew my opening line! LOL!
Just dont begin the tale with It was a dark and stormy night, or Once upon a time.
Well that takes all the fun out of writing something to go with it! :-)
What it needs is some ghostly figures lurking around the trees.
Bkmrk lunar phenomena
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