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See how the only supermoon of 2017 lit up Southeast Asia

See how the only supermoon of 2017 lit up Southeast Asia

This is known as the moon illusion and the moon hasn't grown; it's a trick your eyes are playing on you.

Aucklanders saw the moon rise with a stunning red colour shortly before 9pm, and it also appeared orange and yellow at different times.

Supermoon, Dec. 3, looking over Capitol Hill.

The Full Moon on Sunday night marked the first and only supermoon of 2017.

In January 2018 there will be two supermoons, the first on January 1 and the second on January 31.

In this December 2, 2017 photo the moon shines behind a man dressed in a Santa Claus costume flying on a trike and motor glider near Sieversdorf, Germany.

The Supermoon of Sunday, December 3, 2017, was just the beginning of a series of supermoons.

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Supermoons happen because the moon's orbit around the Earth isn't a ideal circle.

Yesterday was the last supermoon of 2017.

When the moon is at its closest to the Earth, it appears 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than usual.

NASA says if you can only catch one of the upcoming January Supermoons, the one on January 31, 2018 promises to be especially magnificent.

A moon sets Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, behind Universal's Volcano Bay in Orlando, Fla.

Check out these handsome images of the supermoon from different areas of the world.

A supermoon is a full moon that falls near or on perigee, the point in the moon's orbit where it is closest to the Earth. It appeared about seven per cent larger and 15 per cent brighter.