Dec. 14 is the last supermoon of the year

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:45AM
A supermoon occurs when the moon is on the perigee side of its orbit, a region about 30,000 miles closer to our planet.


Mark your calendars, because the last chance you have to see a super moon this year is coming soon.

AccuWeather says that the last supermoon of the year will fall on Dec. 14, the final in a trio of super moons that appeared the fall. A supermoon happens when the moon is on the perigee side of the Earth's obit, putting it closer to our planet and causing the satellite to look much bigger and brighter.

This last supermoon, though, will occur at the same time of the Geminid meteor shower, which will fade out most of the meteor's visibility during the peak, according to AccuWeather.
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