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'Supermoon' rises over the UK

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The first and last 'supermoon' of 2017 has risen over the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skywatchers were treated the brightest and biggest lunar appearance of the year.

 

The first and last 'supermoon' of 2017 has risen over the UK.

 

Skywatchers were treated the brightest and biggest lunar appearance of the year, although in some areas it was hidden behind cloud cover.

 

The moon appeared 7% larger and 15% brighter than average as this month's full moon coincides with the satellite orbiting closer to Earth that usual.

 

Tonight's lunar event is the first of a trio of seemingly bigger moons in what Nasa calls a "supermoon trilogy" over the next two months, with others to come on 1 January and 31 January.

 

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