The Sunday supermoon reached its most complete phase at 10:47 am EST (1547 GMT), but the moon did not reach the perigee, the closest point to Earth, until approximately 17 hours later It is the first of three consecutive supermodels that happen in the next two months, NASA reports that the next two will take place on January 1 and January 31. Then, people prepare for see the next two in case it gets lost.
Image captures New Supermoon 2017:
Supermodels can appear up to 14 percent larger in the sky than the average full moon, with the lunar surface reflecting up to 30 percent more sunlight. But for most sky watchers, the super moon probably looked almost the same as any other full moon. While it may be difficult for casual skywatchers to notice anything unusual in the supermoon, astrophotographers can make the super moon shine.
Even the astronauts of the International Space Station did not miss the opportunity to capture the image and had the opportunity to photograph the supermoon from a unique point of view 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth. Astronaut of NASA and Expedition 53 Cmdr. Randy Bresnik shared an impressive view of the supermoon that rises next to a planet Earth covered with clouds.
Researchers from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the University of Maryland created high-resolution impact simulations that show significant portions of a large planetesimal nucleus could penetrate all the way to join the Earth's core, or bounce in space and escape the planet completely.