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The Third And Final Supermoon Of 2016!

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There has been a lot of craze about the supermoon being sited. Many sites claimed dates and facts about the supermoon. But a little that we need to know is that today, the 13th of December 2016 is the final supermoon day of this year!

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Here are some of the things that you need to know about the final supermoon of 2016. Today, we will witness that the moon will appear upto 14% bigger and 30% times brighter.

The sad part is, it might not be visible in various parts of India and other countries as there are chances that the clouds would cover it. If you get to see it then you must be the lucky one to witness the last supermoon of 2016!

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Check out some of the facts about the supermoon.


This Supermoon Isn't As Great As The Previous One!

This month's supermoon, i.e., December's supermoon isn't set to be as big or bright as the one we witnessed in November, but it's still worth looking out for.


When To Check Out?

The ideal time to check the moon is during the moon rise just after sunset or moon set just before the sunrise. For sure this would be an impressive sight as it will appear enormous compared to the surrounding landscape.


It Is Also Called A Perigee Moon

The supermoon is also called a perigee moon! It will reach its closest point to the earth at around 23.33 GMT.


How Many Times Has The Supermoon Happened This Year?

This is the third straight month in a single year where the full moon can be considered a "supermoon" completely; hence, naming this fact as "trifecta".


Stargazers Have Bad News!

The supermoon of December 13, 2016 is going to dim out the view of the "Geminid meteor shower" as the moon is 30% bright!

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Story first published: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 15:40 [IST]
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