Super Frost Moon Lights Up the Sky

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It was a Supermoon weekend!

The moon was full Sunday after being almost full Saturday night. It made its closest approach to the Earth -- the definition of a supermoon.

That combination made the moon seem about 14 percent larger in diameter than usual, NASA said. Supermoons typically appear about 30 percent brighter than the usual moon.

The Super Frost Moon lit up the sky Saturday night and will do so again Sunday night. Take a look at our time-lapse video. (Published Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017)

It was a particularly bright supermoon for the United States, thanks to the more intense sunlight that reflects off the moon in winter, NASA said.

As if that weren't enough: This supermoon, the only one visible in 2017, was also a Super Frost Moon.

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This last full moon of the year is known as a Frost Moon, Cold Moon or Moon Before Yule. It doesn't always correspond with a supermoon (though it did in December 2016).

NASA, which apparently has a sense of humor, suggested dressing for the occasion. "As usual, the wearing of suitably celebratory celestial attire is encouraged in honor of the full Moon."

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