The only visible supermoon of 2017 lit the night sky on Sunday and produced some dazzling photo opportunities. 22News videographer Don Sutherland captured this video Monday morning.
Sunday's moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons. But for most skywatchers, the supermoon probably looked about the same as any other full moon.
A supermoon can only happen if it's a full moon and if the moon is closer to Earth than usual. About twice each year, a full Moon lines up perfectly with the Earth and Sun such that Earth's shadow totally blocks the Sun's light, which would normally reflect off the Moon.
We'll also see two blue moons in 2018.
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If you didn't get to see the moon tonight, don't fret - there will be two more supermoons early next year, on January 2 and 31.
Astronomers say the best time to catch a glimpse of it is either right after sunset, or minutes before the next sunrise.
The moon's distance from Earth ranges from 222,000 and 252,000 miles because its orbit is elliptical.
If you think you'll still be around, mark this on your calendar: The closest supermoon of the century will occur on December 6, 2052.
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