Monday, December 4, 2017, 8:00 a.m. M. – Canadians were received at the largest full moon of the year on Sunday night.
"The Moon's orbit around the Earth is elliptical, rather than circular, so it is sometimes closer to us, and sometimes it is further away," says meteorologist Scott Sutherland of The Weather Network. "When this happens, month after month, there are certain Complete and New Moons that are closer than others." If the Full Moon or the New Moon occurs when the Moon is close to 361,524 km (90% of the average distance between the Moon and Earth), it is known – at least colloquially – as a Super Moon. "
Supermoons can appear up to 14 percent larger than a" normal "full Moon and 30 percent brighter, Sutherland adds. .  There have been three Super Moons so far this year. They happened on April 26, May 25 and June 24. However, December was much more noticeable since it was the closest full moon of 2017.
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If you missed the Super Moon from December 3 to 4, you will have to wait until the New Year for the next one, which will increase on January 1.
See photos of the Supermoon below:
Image courtesy: Chris Knox – Colborne, Ontario
Image courtesy: Denise Chambers – Hinton, Alberta
Image courtesy: Christa Patterson – Sherwood Park, Alberta
Image courtesy: Gerry Neville – Guelph, Ontario
Image courtesy: Chris Wilbur – Windsor, Ontario
Image courtesy: Eric Hayton – Cambridge, Ontario
Image courtesy: Shutter Bug – Ottawa Ontario
LOOK BELOW: Moonlight so bright that it illuminates all the functions of Africa
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