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.
The first and only #supermoon of 2017 spotted over Merseyside. Did you take a picture ?. Send it in so we can put the best on our website! 🌕
— Wirral Weather (@Wirral_Weather) December 3, 2017
— Dave Wood (@liverpoolimages) December 3, 2017
— Tony Beyga (@anthonybeyga31) December 3, 2017
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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