More technically, it’s also known as a perigee syzygy. The opposite phenomenon – when the full Moon is furthest away from Earth in its orbit – is called an apogee syzygy or micromoon. Obviously the supermoon is not a new phenomenon, but its name is quite new – the word doesn’t appear before the 1970s.
— Read on theconversation.com/amp/supermoon-how-an-illusion-makes-the-full-moon-appear-bigger-than-it-really-is-159721
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