This year's only supermoon to light up the Sunday night sky

Stargazers around the world will be treated to a lunar delight on Sunday when 2017's only supermoon will light up the nighttime sky. 

The "Full Cold Moon," a name given to any full moon in the month of December, is set to become full on the 3rd at approximately 10:47 a.m. EST, according to Space.com.

The moon will then reach perigee, the point in its orbit at which it is closest to the Earth, on Dec. 4 at 3:45 a.m. EST, making it appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.

People across North America should be able to take in the celestial spectacle, weather and sky conditions permitting, beginning at around 4:59 p.m. local time.

If you miss Sunday's supermoon, worry not -- the next one will take place on Monday, Jan. 1.

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A statue on the roof of Notre-Dame cathedral is silhouetted in front of a supermoon in Paris, France, December 14, 2016.

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IVANOVO REGION, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 13, 2016

Supermoon rises over the town of Zavolzhsk.

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A supermoon rises above central London on December 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit.

(DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

A supermoon rises above the Etihad Stadium, the home ground of English Premier League football team Manchester City, in Manchester, north-east England on December 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit.

(ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images)

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 13, 2016

Supermoon rises over the city.  

(Photo by Donat Sorokin\TASS via Getty Images)

A supermoon rises above the Etihad Stadium, the home ground of English Premier League football team Manchester City, in Manchester, north-east England on December 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit.

(ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The emblem of English Premier League football team Tottenham Hotspur is pictured in front of a Supermoon ahead of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City at White Hart Lane in London, on December 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. 

(GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

A supermoon rises on the horizon beyond St. Paul's Cathedral in central London on December 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit.

(DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

A supermoon rises above St. Paul's Cathedral in central London on December 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit.

(DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Clouds clear to allow a view of the final full moon of the year, a so-called 'Cold Moon', as it appears behind Christmas lights decorating Marazion on December 13, 2016 in Cornwall, England. The last full moon of the year was also the final supermoon of 2016. The natural phenomenon occurs when the perigee (closest approach by the Moon to Earth) coincides with it being full (completely illuminated by the Sun).

(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

A supermoon rises on the horizon beyond St. Paul's Cathedral in central London on December 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit.

(DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Clouds clear to allow a view of the final full moon of the year, a so called 'Cold Moon', as it appears behind Christmas lights decorating Penzance main street on December 13, 2016 in Cornwall, England. The last full moon of the year was also the final supermoon of 2016. The natural phenomenon occurs when the perigee (closest approach by the Moon to Earth) coincides with it being full (completely illuminated by the Sun).

(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Clouds clear to allow a view of the final full moon of the year, a so-called 'Cold Moon', as it appears behind Christmas lights decorating Penzance main street on December 13, 2016 in Cornwall, England. The last full moon of the year was also the final supermoon of 2016. The natural phenomenon occurs when the perigee (closest approach by the Moon to Earth) coincides with it being full (completely illuminated by the Sun).

(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 13, 2016

Supermoon rises over the city.

(Photo by Donat Sorokin\TASS via Getty Images)

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 13, 2016

Supermoon rises over the city.

 (Photo by Donat Sorokin\TASS via Getty Images)

Clouds clear to allow a view of the final full moon of the year, a so-called 'Cold Moon', seen from behind a branch of McDonald's near Penzance on December 13, 2016 in Cornwall, England. The last full moon of the year was also the final supermoon of 2016. The natural phenomenon occurs when the perigee (closest approach by the Moon to Earth) coincides with it being full (completely illuminated by the Sun).

(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The supermoon is seen rising over St Helens from Billinge Hill, Billinge, Lancashire.

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The last "Supermoon" of 2016 appears in the night sky in the village of St Florence, Tenby, Wales, 14 December, 2016. A Supermoon is when the moon's eliptical orbit around the earth brings it closer than normal and thus it appears bigger and brighter than usual. This year's November Supermoon will not be surpassed in proximity until 2034.

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A Supermoon is pictured ahead of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City at White Hart Lane in London, on December 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. 

(Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

A gargoyle on the roof of Notre-Dame cathedral is silhouetted in front of a supermoon in Paris, France, December 14, 2016.

(REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)

A statue on the roof of Notre-Dame cathedral is silhouetted in front of a supermoon in Paris, France, December 14, 2016.

(REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)

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