Supermoon 2017! Amazing Full Cold Moon Photos by Stargazers

The Only Supermoon of 2017

Kwong Liew/@liewdesign

The only supermoon of 2017 rose on Sunday, Dec. 3, and night sky photographers captured the big, bright satellite in all its lunar glory. Here are some of the best photos of the supermoon.
Here: The supermoon sets behind San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in this photo by astrophotographer Kwong Liew. [Full Story: Dazzling Supermoon of 2017 Wows Stargazers]

Supermoon Looms Over Tampa

Jacob Zimmer/

The supermoon rises over Tampa, Florida, on Dec. 3, 2017, in this shot by astrophotographer Jacob Zimmer.

Supermoon on a Stick!

Gandhi Kumar/@gmnkumar

The supermoon appears to rest on top of a pole in this photo by Gandhi Kumar in Boulder, Colorado.

How Big is a Supermoon?

Gowrishankar L.

New York City-based astrophotographer Gowrishakhar ("Gowri") Lakshminarayanan captured both these images of the supermoon on Dec. 3, 2017, and a regular full moon in July, then created this infographic to compare the difference in size side by side.

Airplane Crosses the Supermoon

Bill Ingalls/NASA

An aircraft taking off from Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. passes in front of the rising supermoon in this photo by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls.

The Rising Supermoon

Sergio Montúfar

In a sequence of six images shot by astrophotographer Sergio Montúfar near the Patagonian Sea of Puerto Madryn, Argentina, the supermoon grows brighter as it rises above the horizon.

Astronauts' View of the Supermoon

Randy Bresnik/NASA/Twitter

This is what the supermoon looked like for astronauts at the International Space Station.

ISS Transits the Moon

Joel Kowsky/NASA

The silhouette of the International Space Station passes in front of the moon in this photo taken by NASA photographer Joel Kowsky on Saturday (Dec. 2), just one day before the "supermoon."

Supermoon Seen From Space

Randy Bresnik/NASA/Twitter

A closer view of the supermoon as seen by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Glowing on the Horizon

Jacob Zimmer/

The supermoon rises over Tampa, Florida, on Dec. 3, 2017, in this shot by astrophotographer Jacob Zimmer.

Supermoon Peeks Out From Behind the Trees

Frank Langben

The supermoon rises over the treetops in San Jose, California in this image by photographer Frank Langben.

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.