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  • Supermoon lights up the sky across the planet

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    A "supermoon" was visible across much of the planet on Sunday evening for the one and only time in ...

    Supermoon lights up the sky across the planet

    A "supermoon" was visible across much of the planet on Sunday evening for the one and only time in 2017.

    The supermoon, given its name by Astrologer Richard Nolle, is a new or full moon that appears bigger to the human eye because it's the closest distance it could get to Earth during a given orbit.

    "The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the moon, not just that once but every chance they have!" said Dr. Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

    The last full moon of the year brightened the sky in Indonesia and even revealed Bali's erupting volcano on Monday morning. Agung has been spewing plumes of smoke from its crater since last week.

    Despite visibly lesser smoke coming of Mount Agung in the past few days, officials have warned of the possibility of an imminent major eruption.

    The next supermoon will be on January 1, 2018, with the third taking place on January 31 — which NASA says "will be extra special," considering it will feature a total lunar eclipse.

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