The Earth was treated to the brightest supermoon in 68 years this past weekend. We were able to admire the bright celestial light on the breezy evening of November 13, 2016 at Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana Blvd. in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. The full moon will not be this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034.
According to National Geographic, "the term supermoon refers to a full moon that coincides with the lunar orb’s closest approach to Earth, or perigee. And the last time it was this close to the Earth was in 1948."
"The variability is caused by the fact that the moon's orbit around the Earth is egg-shaped and slightly irregular, making for times when it is closer or farther away from us. At its closest point this cycle, at 6:21 a.m. ET (11:23 UT) on November 14, the moon will be just 221,524 miles from Earth, as measured from the center of both bodies. (Get tips on photographing a supermoon.)"