supermoon

su·per·moon

(so͞o′pər-mo͞on′)
n. pl. su·per·moons
A full moon that occurs when the moon is at or near the perigee of its orbit around the earth, thus appearing larger in the sky than usual.
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He added that the event was exceptional, because it was not a lunar eclipse alone but was composed of three events, or trifecta-together with a supermoon and a blue moon-at the same time.
The rare phenomenon, which featured a supermoon, a blue moon and a lunar eclipse, occurred for the first time in 150 years between 5.
It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, the latter also called a blood moon because of its red hue.
That creates the illusion that the moon is far larger and brighter than it really is, an effect called the supermoon.
The celestial event is a lunar trifecta: a Supermoon (a moon at perigee, the closest to Earth that it gets in its orbit), a total lunar eclipse (a blood moon), and a blue moon (the second full moon of a calendar month).
JUST one word of an eclipse or a supermoon and we head outdoors in our droves, staring up at the sky in wonder.
The supermoon seen from Burj Al Arab, Dubai on January 31, 2018.
PICK OF THE DAY wonders of the moon BBC1, 9pm JUST one word of an eclipse or a supermoon and we head outdoors in our droves, staring up at the sky in wonder.
Lunar eclipses during a supermoon happen rather regularly.
A supermoon occurs when two full moons appear in the same calendar month.
The super blue blood moon refers to the simultaneous occurrence of three lunar events: the blue moon, supermoon and lunar eclipse.
That event also occurred at the moon's orbital perigee, making it an extra bright supermoon.