Final “supermoon” of 2016 rises in the sky tonight

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For the last time this year, a “supermoon” will rise in the night sky. Tuesday night, skywatchers can expect to see December’s full moon, the third and final supermoon of 2016.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is full and at its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit. Supermoons can shine as much as 30 percent brighter than a regular full moon.

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