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Missed the 2017 supermoon? Here are some pictures from around the world

Missed the 2017 supermoon? Here are some pictures from around the world

But in 2017, that was visible just once with the December full moon.

While Mumbaikars did get to see a brighter moon than usual, the cloudy sky meant they weren't able to enjoy the sight to the fullest. The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but there is no evidence of such a link. "It's the first time I've seen a supermoon - it was so thrilling".

The third supermoon has skygazers excited - as the second full moon in a calendar month it will become a "blue moon", and it will coincide with a lunar eclipse, making it a "blood moon". The first occurs on New Year's Day, Jan. 1. Icerink opened for skating at full moon.

"We're seeing all of the Earth's sunrises and sunsets at that moment reflected from the surface of the Moon", NASA scientist Sarah Noble said in a release.

So why doesn't this happen more often? It's on Sunday night, and unfortunately for any aspiring skywatchers who have to work the next day, the moon will be at its biggest and brightest at between 3:45am and 4:00am EST on Monday, November 4th.

The moon has a slightly elliptical orbit - it does not move round the Earth in a ideal circle.

Considering the moon is always more than 225,744 miles away, it's not a major change.

The supermoon, as it's called, will appear in the night sky on the evening of December 3rd.

The third supermoon on January 31 will be something even more special, according to NASA.