December supermoon dazzles in the night sky

In pictures: Supermoon 2017

In pictures: Supermoon 2017

While Mumbaikars did get to see a brighter moon than usual, the cloudy sky meant they weren't able to enjoy the sight to the fullest.

The moon was full Sunday night, as it was making its closest approach to the Earth. Since the Moon's orbit is elliptical, one side (apogee) is about 50,000 km farther from the Earth than the other (perigee).

Whether it is was the prospect of standing outside in the cold weather, cloud cover, or your awful memory that meant you missed last night's supermoon then fear not.

According to NASA - that combination made the moon appear about 14 percent larger than it normally does.

A supermoon rises in front of a replica of the Statue of Liberty sitting atop the Liberty Building in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. on December 3, 2017.

Even as stargazers in the city were looking forward to witnessing yesterday's supermoon, which was also the last full moon of the year, many were left disappointed as the moderately cloudy sky played spoilsport. That's because it's the last full moon of the year. The lunar phenomenon occurs when a full moon is at its closest point to earth.

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