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Astronomy Lovers: Pencil Time in Sunday Evening

If you are an astronomy fanatic, or, if you simply enjoy looking at the night sky, make sure you pencil in some time to soak up the only "Supermoon" of 2017 this weekend!

A "Supermoon" occurs when a full moon occurs in conjunction with the moon being closest to Earth's orbit. The fantastic sight will be visible across the entire planet. The best time to view it in the United States will be just after sunset Sunday evening as the moon sits on the horizon. 

That may seem odd, however, because the time when the moon is closest to Earth is actually at 4 a.m. Monday morning. 

What makes things even better for Michiana -- and the Great Lakes as a whole -- is the fact that cloud cover will be nearly non-existent Sunday evening as high pressure will sit just to our east. Even more, temperatures will be mild in the 40s during the evening hours of Sunday!

Without question, it'll be a phenomenal moment to photograph the moon. But if you don't have any free time Sunday, don't worry. Two more "Supermoons" will occur on January 2nd and 31st. Sadly, we don't know what the cloud cover will be like that far in advance. 

If you want to watch the event live over Rome, visit this link for a live stream: https://www.virtualtelescope.eu/webtv/

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