Moon phases and events The Supermoon on November 14, 2016, was the closest a Full Moon has been to Earth since January 26, 1948.
The next time a Full Moon is even closer to Earth will be on November 25, 2034 (dates based on UTC time). Moonrise is the best time to view the Moon, weather permitting, of course.
He defined it as ‘a New or a Full Moon that occurs when the Moon is at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in its orbit’.
During these Moon phases, the gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun combine to pull the ocean’s water in the same direction.
Perigean spring tides have around 5 cm (2 inches) larger variation than regular spring tides, while apogean spring tides have around 5 cm (2 inches) smaller variation than normal spring tides.
A Micromoon, on the other hand, is when a Full or a New Moon is farthest from the Earth, around apogee.
It's also known as a Minimoon, Mini Full Moon, or a Mini New Moon.
Moon phases in your location Supermoon is not an official astronomical term.
It was first coined by an astrologer, Richard Nolle, in 1979.When a Full Moon coincides with its closest approach to Earth, it is called a Super Full Moon.A New Moon that takes place when the Moon is around its perigee is known as a Super New Moon.As a result of the Moon's elliptical orbit, the distance between the Moon and Earth varies throughout the month and the year.On average the distance is about 382,900 kilometers (238,000 miles).Find the Moon's distance from your location The Moon's phase and the date of its approach to its perigee or apogee are not synced.