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PAGASA: Sunday’s supermoon reaches full moon phase at 11:47 p.m.

The moon will be extra bright and big on Sunday night, December 3, PAGASA said.

According to the state weather bureau, tonight's moon is a supermoon, which happens when a full moon coincides with the moon's being at its closest point to Earth during its orbit.

The moon reached its perigee (its closest distance to Earth during its orbit) at 4:43 p.m. and will reach the full moon phase at 11:47 p.m.

The supermoon will appear up to 14 percent larger and as much as 30 percent brighter than the moon ordinarily does.

According to, Sunday's supermoon is the first of three supermoons in the next few weeks. The other two will occur on January 1 and on January 31, 2018.

The January 31 supermoon is extra-special: it will be a blue moon—the term for a second full moon in a calendar month—and it will occur during "a total lunar eclipse visible from western North America, the Pacific and Eastern Asia." — BM, GMA News