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The supermoon lit up night skies around the world on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, drawing awe from many spectators.
A supermoon is a full moon that falls near or on perigee, the point in the moon’s orbit where it is closest to the Earth. This causes it to appear slightly larger and brighter than normal.
An optical illusion, known as the "moon illusion," makes the moon appear even larger when it is close to the horizon compared to when it is high in the sky.
Sunday's moon was the first of three consecutive supermoons. The next two will occur on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018.
Photos from around the world capture the stunning event.
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An 11-million ton iceberg hovers over the town of Innaarsuit in Greenland. The massive iceberg floats dangerously close to shore, threatening the small town.
Two people suffered shark bites while swimming in the water off Fire Island in Suffolk County, New York, according to NBC New York.
Newly formed Tropical Storm Ampil is set to strengthen as it tracks toward Japan’s Ryukyu Islands later this week.
A rainstorm moving up from the south will coincide with a shift in the jet stream and mark the beginning of an extended period of wet, humid conditions in the northeastern US that may last into August.
Eventualmente, la aspirante a ingeniero ambiental espera trabajar tanto con gobiernos como con corporaciones para eliminar microplásticos de los océanos de manera segura y eficiente.
Drenching thunderstorms advanced into the northeastern United States Tuesday afternoon and evening, bringing reports of flash flooding throughout the region.
Weather invariably comes into play at certain points during the Tour de France, especially when some tour stages can be greater than 100 miles in length.
Heavy spring rainfall in parts of the mid-Atlantic have triggered higher-than-average mosquito rates this season. It is estimated that mosquitoes are two to three times their normal rates.