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In photos: December 2017 supermoon

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 33: The super moon rises above the lighthouse of San Maurizio in Brunate, near Como (Milan), Italy, 03 december 2017. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) a series of three 'Supermoons' - dubbed the 'Supermoon trilogy' - will appear in the sky on 03 December 2017, on 01 January 2018 and and 31 January 2018. A 'Supermoon' commonly is a full moon at its closest distance to the earth with the moon appearing larger than usual.

On Dec. 3, the night sky was lit by the supermoon – an instance when the full moon is closest to the earth. Occurring about once in every 14 full moons, it was the only supermoon of 2017. It is also the first of a trilogy of supermoons. The other two will happen on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018, the latter coinciding with a lunar eclipse. 

(Pictured) The supermoon seen in Brunate, Italy.

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