Supermoon Shining Down on the South Plains & Rolling Plains Sunday Night

LUBBOCK, TX - The only supermoon visible to the naked eye in 2017 will be shining down over the South Plains and the Rolling Plains Sunday night. 

The "Super Frost Moon" will reach perigee at 2:45 a.m. local time. That's when the moon will be closest to the Earth. In case your wondering, the moon will be 222,135 miles from our planet at that point. 

NASA says this supermoon will appear 7-percent bigger and 16-percent brighter.

There were three other supermoons this year, but they were not discernible to the naked eye.

The last full moon of the year is referred to as the Frost Moon.

If you happen to miss this supermoon, there are two more just around the corner next month. They will occur on January 1, 2018 and January 31, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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