Supermoons are the phenomena where a full or new moon occurs at the point of perigee (closest to Earth), making the Moon appear fuller in the sky.
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Also called perigee-syzygy (“close align”), supermoons are regarded as more powerful lunations and will correspond with increased volatility in human affairs, weather patterns, and earth changes such as volcanoes or earthquakes.
There are also lunations that occur at the point of furthest from the earth (apogee), called micro moons. This is where the Moon will be seen as smaller than usual, with potentially of unique effects also. Technically a micro moon would be called apogee-szyygy.
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|4/7/2016||Super New Moon||11:24 AM|
|5/6/2016||Super New Moon||7:29 PM|
|10/16/2016||Super Full Moon||4:23 AM|
|11/14/2016||Super Full Moon||1:52 PM|
|5/25/2017||Super New Moon||7:44 PM|
|6/24/2017||Super New Moon||2:31 AM|
|12/3/2017||Super Full Moon||3:47 PM|
|1/2/2018||Super Full Moon||2:24 AM|
|7/13/2018||Super New Moon||2:48 AM|
|8/11/2018||Super New Moon||9:58 AM|
|June 9, 2017||Micro Full Moon|
|December 18, 2017||Micro New Moon|
|January 17, 2018||Micro New Moon|
|July 27, 2018||Micro Full Moon|
|February 4, 2009||Micro New Moon|
|September 14, 2019||Micro Full Moon|