Supermoon 2017: Most Stunning Photos All Over the Globe

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On Sunday night, Dec. 3, the World had an opportunity to observe one of the most stunning phenomena of the year called supermoon.

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Netanya, Israel
Source: Jack Guez, AFP/Getty Images

The supermoon began around 5 p.m. in Colorado Sunday night. It was the only supermoon of the year and the first of a “supermoon trilogy” according to NASA. Another chance to see it you’ll get on January 1st and 31st.

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Buffalo, N.Y.
Source: Julio Cortez, AP Photo

Supermoons make the moon appear a little brighter and closer than normal, although the difference is hard to spot with the naked eye. By the way, in November 2016 people enjoyed watching the closest supermoon in 69 years, another closer supermoon will rise in the 2030s.

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Whitby Abbey in Whitby, north east England
Source: Danny Lawson, PA via AP

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Naypyitaw, Myanmar
Source: Aung Shine Oo, AP Photo

Photoshop or illusions?

Don’t wonder the supermoon looks especially large to you. As Space.com reports, if it’s because the moon is very close to the horizon. This effect is called the “moon illusion” and may arise from at least a couple of different things. Scientists suggest that perhaps the brain is comparing the moon to nearby buildings or objects, or perhaps our brain is just wired to process things on the horizon as bigger than things in the sky.

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N.Y., USA
Source: (Julio Cortez, AP Photo

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Washington, DC, USA
Source: Bill Ingalls, NASA via Getty Images

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