Supermoon rises behind Myanmar pagoda

In this photo by Associated Press photographer Aung Shine Oo, the moon rises behind the Uppatasanti Pagoda in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

The world witnessed a supermoon on Sunday. A supermoon phenomenon occurs when moon's orbit is closer than average to Earth.The Dec. 3 full moon was the first of three consecutive supermoons. The next two will occur on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the moon reaches Earth in its orbit, resulting in a larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.

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