March 24, 2018

Check out the only supermoon of 2017 this weekend

01 December 2017, 05:50 | Ross Houston

2017 Supermoon: Where To See, And What Time To Look For The Lunar Event

December Full 'Cold Moon,' First and Only Supermoon of 2017, to Be Visible Sunday Night

Though it will technically be the fourth supermoon of the year, none of the other three were visible as they came in the new moon phase, when the face of the moon shows black. The moon should sit near the constellation Taurus, though it shouldn't be hard to spot.

The next supermoon will take place on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

The perigee for this supermoon isn't the closest of the year; that happened on May 25, when the moon was 221,958 miles away from Earth. The moon's orbit around Earth isn't a flawless circle, which means that its distance to Earth changes as it goes around.

According to Michelle Nichols, director of public observing at Chicago's Adler Planetarium, there is a reason behind the moon's captivating close approach to the Earth.

The only supermoon of 2017 will appear in a sky near you Sunday night. weather permitting. How big will it be?

December Full 'Cold Moon,' First and Only Supermoon of 2017, to Be Visible Sunday Night
How to watch the only visible “supermoon” of 2017 this weekend

Tom Kerss, an astronomer at Royal Observatory Greenwich, stated that Sunday would be the best day to view the Cold Moon. According to National Geographic, the supermoon will appear up to 16 percent brighter and seven percent larger than what it normally looks like.

Make sure to look up on Sunday night to catch the only supermoon of 2017. If you choose to watch it live, check what local time you should tune in here. The moon will appear about 7 percent bigger and 16 percent brighter than average.

Last year, the moon was the closest its been since 1948.

If you're using a DSLR, NASA's senior photographer Bill Ingalls recommends that you use the daylight white balance to adjust for the sunlight being reflected off the moon. Then adjust the exposure slider that appears next to your finger to get the right balance of light for your shot. "Still, it's a great excuse to just go out and look at the sky", says Nichols. "It's a fun way to get involved in science".

White House Says Tillerson Is 'Here,' For Now
The secretary of state reportedly called Trump a " moron ", a charge Tillerson never denied. The White House did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.

Apple Files Countersuit Against Qualcomm For Patent Violation
Qualcomm has long accused Apple of infringing its patents, but the latest twist to the saga reverses the position. These chips also power Google and Samsung phones, but these companies aren't part of Apple's filing.

Garcia Zarate found not guilty in Steinle murder case
The round had skipped off the concrete ground after being fired from a pistol that had been stolen, four days earlier, from the nearby parked auto of a federal ranger.

Other News

Trending Now

Pence says Trump 'actively considering' embassy move in Israel
Pence said he will visit Israel with his family next month and address the Knesset, the national legislature. In 1995, Congress passed a law making it U.S. policy to move the embassy to Jerusalem.

Applebee's to offer $1 Long Island Iced Tea in December
It's branded as "Dollar L.I.T." and comes after the company offered up $1 margaritas during the month of October. Well a similar deal is hitting Applebee's again and this time, customers can get a Long Island Iced Tea for $1.

Huawei's facial recognition tech could be 10 times better than Face ID
The organisation itself says that Face Id is not safe enough to use in business transactions, as stated in the blog post. The process, as simple as Bkav likes to make it sound, is still rather complex.

Bungie Cancels Destiny 2 Livestream Amidst Fan Uproar
Having then deactivated the system, however, it was then discovered that Bungie had doubled the XP requirements for levelling up. The Curse of Osiris expansion is due out on Tuesday, December 5.

United States online sales climb to record high on Black Friday and Thanksgiving
Shay also notes that this Black Friday weekend also stood out from that of years past for other reasons. Thanksgiving Day e-commerce sales totaled $2.87 billion, up 18.3% year-over-year (YoY).

United Kingdom group launches class action suit against Google over iPhone data harvesting
KitGuru Says: It's not often that we see tech related class-action lawsuits filed in the UK. "We don't believe it has any merit ". The legal action is part of a campaign called Google You Owe Us and is being spearheaded by a man named Richard Lloyd.

Worker replaces Southee for Black Caps
New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen said Worker, who has never played a test, provides extra batting cover. I think once we get on the park and play as one, I think the performances will come.

The North could stay in European Union after Brexit, lawyers suggest
Katy Hayward , a Reader in Sociology at Queen's University Belfast and Senior Research Fellow at the Senator G.J. However, appearing on BBC2's Newsnight, Mr Creed said that they had yet to see a workable solution from the UK.

India and Singapore sign naval pact
The Singaporean defence minister emphasised the need for concerted regional and global efforts to deal with terrorism. The two sides reaffirmed the importance of freedom of navigation and trade consistent with worldwide laws.

Lehigh Valley residents report feeling natural disaster
Fill out the form and tell us where you were and if you felt anything. "It was actually pretty scary and pretty surprising". According to several local and national media outlets, the quake today did no damage and no one was reported injured.