The term supermoon according to NASA entered popular consciousness in recent years. Originally a term from modern astrology for a new or full moon that occurs with the moon is within 90% of its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit, supermoon now refers more broadly to a full moon that is closer to Earth than average.
The November 14th supermoon was not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century. This was the largest since 1948.
Here are a few of the best images:
One Of My Super-Moon Photo's, Taken Last Night On Airport Road In Buena Vista, Is Appearing Today On WeatherNation TV's Upper Mid-West Report.
Supermoon Fever! As the sun casts it's golden sunset upon New York City, Sunday's moon rises behind the Brooklyn Bridge, Clock Tower, and the Staten Island Ferry.
— Clancy Gavin (@clancygavin420) November 14, 2016
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) November 14, 2016