Sunday’s supermoon didn’t fail to dazzle.
It was the biggest and brightest moon of 2014, according to Space.com.
“This is the supermoon, the ‘superest’ supermoon,” NASA scientist Noah Petro told the publication.
Accoding to wikipedia.org, astrologer Richard Nolle coined the term, “supermoon,” in 1979. Nolle’s definition:
…a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth.
The next supermoon will rise on September 9, 2014, according to EarthSky.org.