How super is this supermoon? (earthsky.org)

How super is this supermoon? August 2014 presents the moon's closest encounter with Earth until September 28, 2015, at which time the moon will be a scant 19 kilometers closer to Earth. The full moon will come even closer to Earth on November 14, 2016 (356,509 kilometers). November 2016 will feature the closest full moon until November 25, 2034! Maybe this helps you see that supermoons – while interesting – are fairly routine astronomical events.

Even the proximity of full moon with perigee isn't all that rare. The extra-close moon in all of these years – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 – finds the full moon taking place at or nearly the same hour as lunar perigee. More often than not, the closest perigee of the year comes on the one day of the year that the full moon and perigee most closely coincide.
source earthsky.org
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