Jet airliner passing in front of the moon.
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Published: December 3, 2017
Historical Date: December 3, 2017

An aircraft taking off from Ronald Reagan National Airport is seen passing in front of the Moon as it 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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