Published: July 13, 2022

Graphic showing the size of one half of the Moon during perigee and the other half of the Moon (side by side) at apogee. credit NASA/JPLSee the Super Full Moon tonight!

The Moon’s orbit isn’t circular, it’s an ellipse (oval). During every orbit around the Earth it reaches a closer (perigee) distance and farther (apogee) distance from us. Tonight it happens to be near perigee + it’s a full moon = SUPERMOON!