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


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.


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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