Stunning pictures show the first and last Supermoon of 2017 over Merseyside

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The first and last supermoon of 2017 will lit up the skies over Merseyside last night.

Known as the ‘cold moon’ as it appears on a cold night in December, it was also the brightest of the year as it appears during a full moon unlike previous appearances.

Many of you took to social media to snap the moon in all its glory, here are some of the best.

 

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Superman over Wallasey. CREDIT: Hippy Quirk

The moon is usually about 238,000 miles away from Earth. But because its orbit isn’t a perfect circle, it sometimes gets much closer.

During December 3rd it was a mere 222,135 miles away from the Earth and was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual.

The next is on 2nd January 2018.

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