Supermoon photos: See fantastic shots of 2017 lunar spectacle


Stargazers, astronomers and curious sky watchers got a chance to witness the first and only supermoon of this year Sunday night.

Yesterday's full moon was 222,761 miles from Earth, closer than the average of 238,900 miles. Supermoons appear about 14 per cent bigger and about 30 per cent brighter than a normal full moon as seen from the Earth.

In the Philippines, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the moon reached its perigee at 04:43 p.m. but it reached the full moon phase almost 12 midnight.

Whether it is was the prospect of standing outside in the cold weather, cloud cover, or your awful memory that meant you missed last night's supermoon then fear not.

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The nearby perigee Full Moons appear about 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than Full Moons that occur near the apogee in the Moon's orbit.

There's one more interesting little fact about this super moon.

The moon rises over the CN Tower and skyline in Toronto, Ontario, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

The moon rises behind the Uppatasanti Pagoda seen in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on December 3, 2017.