Supermoon To Shine Over Idaho Sunday

What is a supermoon?

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

Like every full moon, this one is opposite the sun from Earth.

December's full moon is known as the Cold Moon or Frost Moon due to the cold weather at this time of year.

But although the moon is the biggest and closest it can be to us, don't expect too much.

On this day, the Earth's satellite will have the largest apparent size in 2017. When two full moons occur in the same month, the second is sometimes called a blue moon or, in this case, a super blue moon.

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December's Cold Moon will brighten up skies on December 3 when it comes closest to our planet - about 16,500 miles (27,000km) closer than usual. Since the moon's orbit around the Earth is an oval, there are times where the moon is closer (at its closest, it's considered at its "perigee") and when the moon is farther away (at its farthest distance, it is considered at its "apogee").

For a supermoon to happen, these need to line up - something that will occur this Sunday.

Chances are, if you see the supermoon and it looks as cool as you hope, you might be tempted to take a photo of this lunar show-and as most of us can (or should) admit, pics rarely show the dynamic view that we caught with our eyes. The moon's elliptical orbit causes its distance from the Earth to vary by 30,000 miles. The best time to view the moon will be just after sunset on December 3, according to Fortune, although the moon will technically be at the closest point to Earth around 4 a.m. EST on December 4. From my old view, when the moon was high in the sky outside of my window, it appeared that it was close enough that I could throw a lasso around it and pull it right into my apartment.

If you're occupied Sunday evening watching CBS' "The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special" or NBC's "Sunday Night Football" game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks, or don't feel like waking up at 3:45 a.m. Monday, you'll have two more supermoons to choose from soon.

These are particularly high tides that can influence the oceans and raise sea level by a number of inches. It will shine up to 30 percent brighter, not only because it's close to Earth, but also because Earth will nearing its closest to the Sun in early January.

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