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Image of Asia: Supermoon rises behind Myanmar pagoda

December 5, 2017 1:11 AM
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Image of Asia: Supermoon rises behind Myanmar pagoda

In this photo by Associated Press photographer Aung Shine Oo, the moon rises behind the Uppatasanti Pagoda in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

The Dec. 3 full moon was the first of three consecutive supermoons. The next two will occur on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the moon reaches Earth in its orbit, resulting in a larger-than-usual apparent...

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