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Supermoon Will Light Up The Sky In Connecticut On Sunday

North Salem's Robbie Kondor photographed this supermoon in a past year.
North Salem's Robbie Kondor photographed this supermoon in a past year. Photo Credit: Robbie Kondor

The full moon that lights up the sky above Connecticut on Sunday will be bigger and brighter than usual — and will kick off a series of three consecutive supermoons, according to NASA.

"The Full Moon is the Frost Moon, the Cold Moon, the Long Night Moon, or the Moon before Yule. In the Southern Hemisphere, it's getting warmer, so happy Strawberry Moon. And oh yeah, did we mention it's a Supermoon?" NASA said via Twitter.

A supermoon occurs when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth. It makes the moon appear bigger and brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth.

Stargazers are hoping the forecast for Sunday evening cooperates: The National Weather Service is calling for partly cloudy skies on Sunday evening across Connecticut.

This is the first supermoon of the year. But there are more to come: Dec. 3 full moon kicks off a series of three consecutive supermoons, with the next two on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31.

The supermoon on Jan. 31, which will also be a blue moon, will take place during a partial lunar eclipse visible in North America.

The last supermoonn occurred in November 2016.

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