First (and last) supermoon of 2017 is coming

Supermoon Alert! Sunday's Full Moon Will Be 2017's Only Supermoon

However, the moon will reach its closest point to the earth at 9am GMT on 4 December when it will come within just 222,443 miles of the earth.

An airplane flies past the moon above Stamford, Conn. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

"The moon's orbit is not a circle, it's sort of an egg shape so sometimes it's further away and sometimes it's close to us", Head of Astronomy at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills Michael Narlock told WWJ Newsradio 950's Jason Scott. The moon's average distance from Earth is 238,000 miles, according to Space.com.

In the United Kingdom, the supermoon will reach the peak of its full phase at 3.47pm on 3 December, according to the Met Office.

Supermoon is the term given to the moon when it's two cycles around the earth match up. With the total eclipse, it'll be a royal spectacle indeed: "a 'super blue blood" Moon.

However, December's full moon is the only visible supermoon.

It won't be quite as bright as the last supermoon on November 14, 2016, when the moon was closer to Earth than at any time in almost 69 years.

The moon will appear to be about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter.

"It is said that the moon appears larger because we compare it with terrestrial objects such as trees or buildings. Don't be so focused on your sensor that you miss such an otherworldly sight", they said. Even more so if it's a supermoon.

The best time to see it will be as the moon rises just after sunset, according to National Geographic.

An image of the moon taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is shown in two halves to illustrate the difference between the apparent size of a supermoon (left) and a "micromoon" (right).

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