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Supermoon Over San Francisco

The “Full Cold Moon” rises over the Bay on Sunday night.
By - posted 12/2/2017

Be sure to look up in the sky to spot the supermoon over San Francisco.

The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 15:47 UTC on December 3, 2017.

The best time to see the biggest effect of the supermoon is right at moonrise and at moonset so you can see the moon against hills, buildings and the horizon – that’s when it “appears” to be at its biggest since you have something in your field of view to compare it to. Moonrise on December 3, 2017 in San Francisco is 5:26pm. Moonset the next morning is 8:05am.

This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold Moon because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark. This moon has also been known as the Full Long Nights Moon and the Moon Before Yule.

This is also the only supermoon for 2017. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.


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