Supermoon wows sky-gazers for only time this year

A “supermoon” was visible across much of the planet on Sunday evening for the one and only time in 2017.

The supermoon, given its name by Astrologer Richard Nolle, is a new or full moon that appears bigger to the human eye because it’s the closest distance it could get to Earth during a given orbit.

“The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the moon, not just that once but every chance they have!” said Dr. Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

The supermoon rises in front of a replica of the Statue of Liberty sitting atop the Liberty Building in downtown Buffalo, N.Y., on Sunday.

 (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Supermoons typically appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than the average moon seen in the sky each night, Petro told Fox News.


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