Get ready for your only chance this year to see a supermoon

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But for those who can't wake up that early, the moon will still look bigger - and brighter - throughout the night. While the full moon rises about once per month, supermoons can only occur a few times per year - max.

In most of the northern hemisphere, the December Supermoon will be dubbed a "Full Cold Moon" due to the season we're in. "This is when, weather permitting, it will appear at its clearest and brightest". (The point at which the moon is closest to Earth is known as the perigee.) Basically, what that means is it will look like the moon is particularly large and bright to viewers of the nightsky.

What time is the supermoon?

As in 2016, December's full "cold moon" will again be a supermoon, though this time it will not coincide with the annual Geminid meteor shower.

We have a full moon about every 28 days, but the average for a supermoon is about every 14th full moon. The moon will be closest to the earth in the first hours of the next morning, although it will be a little less full.

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A supermoon can only occur at perigee-syzygy, when the moon is full and at perigee simultaneously.

The Virtual Telescope project will also provide a livestream of the supermoon's rise over Rome's legendary skyline on December 3, starting at 4 p.m. UT (11 a.m. ET). But supermoons would even more rare if the moon didn't precess.

The next full moon you're going to see will be absolutely extraordinary.

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"To the untrained eye, the Moon will look no different", Faherty told Business Insider in an email.

When the supermoon is viewed low on the horizon, it appears huge. During an occurrence, the full moon generally appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an apogee full moon.

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