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We will have 5 new supermoons in a row, starting on November 23, 2022. The January 21, 2023, new supermoon will be the closest new moon until 2145. Wow!
The August full moon is the year's last supermoon. This full moon lies near Saturn and interferes with the Perseid meteor shower.
The closest supermoon of the year will be today! On July 13, 2022. The moon will lie 222,089 miles (357,418 km) from Earth.
A 90-minute total lunar eclipse on Sunday, May 15-16, 2022. It's seen across much of Earth, best from the Americas and western Africa.
There will be a full supermoon on May 16, June 14, July 13, and August 12 for 2022. This year also has 3 new supermoons.
The May 26 total eclipse of 2021's closest supermoon can be seen from western North America and elsewhere. It has a very short totality. Don't miss it!
The first of 2 spring supermoons in 2021 took place on April 26 or 27 (depending on your location on Earth). We received many wonderful submissions from you, our readers. Here's a gallery of some favorites. Thanks to all who submitted!
The April 2021 supermoon and the lunar nodal cycle, explained.
The April 2021 full moon presents the first of a "season" of 3-straight full moon supermoons. April's supermoon is the 2nd closest full moon supermoon of the year.
The full moon on March 28, 2021, ranks as the 4th-closest (and therefore 4th-largest and 4th-brightest) of the 12 full moons of 2021. Is it a supermoon? Here's why experts disagree.
The May 2020 full moon presents the 3rd in a series of 3 full supermoons. It's the 3rd-closest, 3rd-largest and 3rd-brightest full moon of this year.
Watch for the biggest supermoon of the year to shine all night long. It lights up the eastern sky at dusk/nightfall April 7, climbs highest up for the night around midnight and sets in the west around sunrise April 8.
The whole globe enjoys a full-looking moon on March 8 and 9, 2020. The exact time of full moon falls in daylight on March 9 for clocks in the Americas. It's the 1st supermoon of 2020 and 2nd-closest full moon this year.
The full moon on February 9, 2020, ranks as the 4th-closest (and therefore the 4th-largest) full moon of 2020, but is it a supermoon?
Today - August 30, 2019 - presents the closest new moon of the year, exactly a fortnight (about 2 weeks) before the year's farthest and smallest full moon on September 14, 2019.
Don't listen to people who tell you that supermoons are hype. Supermoons aren't hype; they're folklore, like Blue Moons or Black Moons or the beloved Harvest Moons.
The full moon crests less than 4 hours after the arrival of the March 20, 2019 equinox. It’s the closest coincidence of a full moon with a March equinox between the years 2000 and 2030.
A selection of photos of the February 18 and 19 full moon - biggest and brightest supermoon of 2019 - from the EarthSky Community.
The full moon on February 19, 2019, presents the biggest supermoon of the year.
The last of 2018's 13 full moons falls on December 22. It's the 3rd-closest full moon in 2018, but is it a supermoon?