The only supermoon of 2017 created a show in the night sky of the world this weekend.
A super moon is a full moon or a new moon that roughly matches the closest distance the moon reaches the Earth in its elliptical orbit, which results in an apparent size larger than the usual lunar disk seen from the earth. As a result, the December full moon seemed larger and brighter than usual, as captured in photos.
The supermoon reached its peak at 4 a.m. on Monday, December 4, when it was just over 222,000 miles from the earth. The moon appears bigger and brighter around the sunrise and sunset due to an effect of "moon illusion", when it is close to the horizon and you can compare the moon with other objects to obtain a scale.
Sunday's moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons. The next two will occur on January 1, 2018 and January 31; since the supermoon of January 31 will be the second full moon in January, it is called the Blue Moon, and will occur during a total lunar eclipse.
But if you can not wait until the next lunar event, scroll down to see some amazing pictures of the supermoon 2017.