Gallery: Like a big pizza pie

Here it is, like a big pizza pie, the biggest supermoon in 70 years.

This is the closest a full moon has been in nearly 70 years — and the next time a full moon will be this close is 18 years from now.

According to NASA, this supermoon is 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a normal full moon.

Scientifically, this is called a ‘perigee moon’ — which happens when the moon’s orbit is closest to earth, making it look extra large and bright.

When the ‘perigee moon’ happens to coincide with a full moon, it’s called a supermoon.

If you miss it, there will be another supermoon — but not quite as super as this one — next month on December 14.

Did you snap any photographs of the supermoon? Send them to news@darpost.com

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Daniel Hayduk
Daniel is Dar Post's news director. When not in the newsroom, he spends his days helping NGOs across the continent find their creative side.