Upcoming 'Supermoon' Closest Full Moon To Earth In 69 Years

Once in a lifetime... that's a bit overblown. It will also be at its fullest about two hours after reaching perigee , making the effect even more pronouced. Perigee can vary over a span of 2,800 kilometers. The full moon this week only is 221,541 miles from Earth, just 17 miles farther than perigee. 14 - dubbed the "Beaver Moon" because it falls at a time of year when American settlers trapped beavers ahead of the winter - will be the biggest full moon observers have seen in the sky since ...