Full moon rising near the Capitol building in Washington, DC.
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Published: December 3, 2017
Historical Date: December 3, 2017

The Moon is seen as is rises, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 in Washington. Today's full Moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons. The two will occur on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. A supermoon occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full.

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