On Sunday, the Bay Area was treated to a “supermoon,” which occurs when the moon’s close distance to Earth makes it appear brighter and larger than usual. The last supermoon was in November 2016, and it was the closest the moon will get to Earth until 2034.
Even though this month’s supermoon wasn’t as big and bright as last year’s, it’s still unique as our first and only supermoon of the year.
Given the popularity of the lunar delight, we asked our viewers and listeners to send us their best photos from the Dec. 3 supermoon, and got these snaps from the Bay Area … and beyond.
Half Moon Bay
PHOTOS: A Supermoon Rises Over the Bay Area 4 December,2017Bianca Taylor
Bianca Taylor is the intern with The California Report Magazine, a weekly program that covers the stories of Californians across the state. In addition to her work at KQED, Bianca is a nonprofit communications professional and freelance podcast producer. Her work has appeared on KQED and the podcast Out There. Bianca has a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies with a minor in French from the University of California, Berkeley. She is from the great City of Trees, Sacramento.