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'Super frost moon' rises on Sunday night: 'Much brighter than normal'

A man stands with his dog on a hill behind Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks, Nev., Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon known as the supermoon reached its peak luminescence in North America before dawn on Monday. Its zenith in Asia and the South Pacific was Monday night. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

Lunar fans, you’re in luck on Sunday. Dec. 3 will be the one and only super moon of 2017!

That means the full moon will look bigger and brighter than normal tonight.

While the moon doesn't actually change size, it will appear to be larger because of how the moon's orbit lines up with the earth and sun.

It will also look bigger and brighter because of the time of year – a phenomenon called a “frost moon."

"It's gonna be visible through less atmosphere than a summer full moon, when it's low, nice and white, it will appear to be much brighter than normal,” said Jim Todd, the Director of Space Science Technology at OMSI.

In Portland, the sun sets at 4:27 p.m. and moonrise is expected at 5:07 p.m.

For us in Portland, the clouds and weather might scrub your chances of seeing the moon this evening. | Latest Forecast

If you miss this one, don't worry - the first two full moons of 2018 will also be super moons.

If you happen to snap a photo of the super moon, make sure you send it to us through burst.com!


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