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.
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.
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