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Home While they make for great photographs, images like this one that rely on a special photographic technique aren’t an accurate representation of what the supermoon will look like to the naked eye. (NASA/Bill Ingalls) While they make for great photographs, images like this one that rely on a special photographic technique aren't an accurate representation of what the supermoon will look like to the naked eye. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

While they make for great photographs, images like this one that rely on a special photographic technique aren’t an accurate representation of what the supermoon will look like to the naked eye. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

While they make for great photographs, images like this one that rely on a special photographic technique aren't an accurate representation of what the supermoon will look like to the naked eye. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

While they make for great photographs, images like this one that rely on a special photographic technique aren’t an accurate representation of what the supermoon will look like to the naked eye. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

An image of the moon taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is shown in two halves to illustrate the difference in the apparent size and brightness of the moon during a supermoon. The left half shows the apparent size of a supermoon (full moon at perigee), while the right half shows the apparent size and brightness of a micromoon (full moon at apogee). (NASA/Goddard/Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)
A supermoon looks bigger than a “micromoon” (when the full moon is at apogee) because it’s about 40,000 kilometers closer to Earth on average. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)