Supermoon visible Sunday night

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NASA photographer Bill Ingalls captured photos from Washington, D.C. A supermoon phenomenon occurs when moon's orbit is closer than average to Earth.

PAGASA added that the supermoon can appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.

However, 2018 will delight skywatchers with two supermoons, one on January 2nd and another just a few weeks later on January 31st.

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Arvind Paranjpye, director of Nehru Planetarium said, "The moon was supposed to start rising at 6.58 pm yesterday, but was covered in passing clouds so we couldn't see much".

The Full Moon on Sunday night marked the first and only supermoon of 2017.

Sunday's full moon appeared bigger and brighter in the sky.

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The moon's distance from Earth ranges from 222,000 and 252,000 miles because its orbit is elliptical.

A person walks along the "Puente Nuevo" (New Bridge) as it is silhouetted against the supermoon during its rise in Ronda, southern Spain, December 3, 2017.

The full moon that occurs at this time in the year is nicknamed the Frost Moon due to Native American traditions or the Moon Before Yule as it is the last full moon of the season.

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