2016-11-12: Largest Supermoon until 2034 ⬅︎
This year has six 'supermoons' and the one on November 14th will be the largest of the year. Not only that, it will be the largest until November of 2034!

What is a supermoon? Technically, it is when the moon is within 224,641 miles of earth at a full moon. Keep in mind that the moon orbits the earth in a path that is elliptical, not circular. When it is at perigee, the closest point in its orbit, it can be as close as 221,500. And when it is at apogee, the furthest point in its orbit, it can be as far as 252,700 miles. Any time the moon is no further than 224,641 miles from earth at full moon, it is called a supermoon.

The term supermoon is not a scientific term. Instead, scientists use the term perigee full moon but supermoon, of course, is a lot catchier.

Whatever you'd like to call it, try to go outside at sunset and look to the east to catch the rise of the largest supermoon until 2034!