Here are our favourite photos from last night's supermoon

Here are our favourite photos from last night's supermoon

If you missed Sunday's Full Moon treat, take heart, it was the first of a trilogy of supermoons!

NASA photographer Bill Ingalls captured photos from Washington, D.C.

The moon was full Sunday night, as it was making its closest approach to the Earth.

In general the supermoon will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than the average moon.

The next two supermoons will occur on January 1 and 31, 2018.

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Astronomers say the best time to catch a glimpse of a supermoon is either right after sunset or minutes before the next sunrise.

There's one more interesting little fact about this super moon.

The moon also needs to be full which happens once every 29.5 days, when the sun fully illuminates the moon. That's because it's the last full moon of the year.

In order for a moon to be propelled to supermoon stardom it would have to be 226,000 miles away from the Earth.

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 lunar phenomenon occurs when a full moon is at its closest point to earth.

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