2017 supermoon rises this weekend

That kind of full moon won't be seen again from Earth until 2034, according to NASA.

CT residents will have their eyes peeled to the sky Sunday night as the "supermoon" makes its only appearance in 2017.

It will shine up to 30 per cent brighter, not only because it's close to Earth, but also because Earth will be nearing its closest to the sun in early January.

Each month the moon rotates around the earth in an ellipse rather than a ideal circle.

Going to miss Sunday's supermoon? This makes the moon to appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual. At its perigee, the moon will be just 222,135 miles from Earth, almost 16,000 miles closer than it normally is throughout the year, according to NASA.

According to www.nasa.gov, "A supermoon is a moon that is full when it is also at or near its closest point in its orbit around Earth".

2017 supermoon rises this weekend

The supermoon which was last seen on November 14, 2016 is set to re-appear tomorrow evening on December 3.

You'll be able to watch the supermoon starting on Sunday Dec. 3.

A Blue Moon can be a supermoon, just like any other full moon.

December's supermoon will be the first amid the three back-to-back Supermoon series to appear in the next two months, scheduled January and February.

There is an option offered by the Italian-based Virtual Telescope Project, which consists of several robotic telescopes remotely accessible in real-time over the Internet. This makes the full moon appear even larger and luminous due to its increased proximity to the planet. NASA calls it the supermoon trilogy, with the next two occurring on January 1 and January 31.

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  • Douglas Reid