Supermoon over Surrey

Stargazers have clear skies and a close moon to take in on Wednesday

The supermoon over Surrey Wednesday morning.

Stargazers are being served up a treat Wednesday as the third and final super moon of this year graces the skies.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is full and at its closest point to earth in its 27-day orbit.  As such, it appears larger.

December’s full moon follows one in October and November.

A supermoon appears about 30 percent brighter in the sky than a full moon that’s positioned at its farthest distance from Earth.

[Supermoon December 2016: When, Where & How to See It]

The full moon also received the moniker Long Nights Moon because it occurs near the winter solstice — the shortest day of the year and the beginning of winter, which falls on Wednesday, Dec. 21, this year.

Got a shot of the moon you’d like to share?

Email it to us at newsroom@surreyleader.com

How to photograph the moon.

 

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