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When is the next Supermoon?

The next supermoon is on Sunday, December 3 2017 when the Moon is full Moon and at a distance of, approximately, 357,495 km from Earth.

    What is a supermoon?

    A supermoon is the coicidence of either a new Moon or full Moon with the Moon at perigee. The Moon at perigee is the closest point to Earth in the Moon's orbit. Because the supermoon is closest to Earth, it looks bigger and brighter. It may look up to 14% bigger!

    Supermoon Images

    The following images were taken from the northern and southern hemisphere, respectively, during full Moon.

    Supermoon as seen from Washington on 2013-06-23. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
    Supermoon as seen from California on 2012-05-05. Credit: Shawn Vasquez
    Supermoon as seen from Rio de Janeiro on 2013-06-23. Credit: Victor R. Caivano/AP

    Supermoon dates from 2016-2022

    The following table shows the dates of the last and next Supermoons. The table tells the moon phase that is ocurring, the precise time the moon phase takes place, the precise time the Moon is at perigee, and the aproximate distance in kilometers between the center of the Moon and the center of the Earth. Because the occurrence of a solar eclipse or lunar eclipse during a supermoon is possible, we have included relevant eclipse information as well. The date and time shown in the table are UTC.

    dates Moon phase Moon Phase Date/Time Perigee Date/Time Distance (km) Notes
    2016
    Thursday, April 7 new Moon 2016-04-07 11:24 2016-04-07 17:37 357,163
    Friday, May 6 new Moon 2016-05-06 19:29 2016-05-06 04:15 357,827
    Sunday, October 16 full Moon 2016-10-16 04:23 2016-10-16 23:37 357,859
    Monday, November 14 full Moon 2016-11-14 13:52 2016-11-14 11:24 356,511
    2017
    Thursday, May 25 new Moon 2017-05-25 19:44 2017-05-26 01:24 357,209
    Saturday, June 24 new Moon 2017-06-24 02:31 2017-06-23 10:50 357,937
    Sunday, December 3 full Moon 2017-12-03 15:47 2017-12-04 08:43 357,495
    2018
    Tuesday, January 2 full Moon 2018-01-02 02:24 2018-01-01 21:56 356,565
    Friday, July 13 new Moon 2018-07-13 02:48 2018-07-13 08:30 357,431 Solar eclipse
    Saturday, August 11 new Moon 2018-08-11 09:58 2018-08-10 18:06 358,082 Solar eclipse
    2019
    Monday, January 21 full Moon 2019-01-21 05:16 2019-01-21 19:59 357,344 Lunar eclipse
    Tuesday, February 19 full Moon 2019-02-19 15:53 2019-02-19 09:07 356,761
    Saturday, September 28 new Moon 2019-09-28 18:26 2019-09-28 02:28 357,802
    2020
    Monday, March 9 full Moon 2020-03-09 17:48 2020-03-10 06:34 357,122
    Wednesday, April 8 full Moon 2020-04-08 02:35 2020-04-07 18:10 356,908
    Friday, October 16 new Moon 2020-10-16 19:31 2020-10-16 23:48 356,912
    Sunday, November 15 new Moon 2020-11-15 05:07 2020-11-14 11:49 357,838
    2021
    Tuesday, April 27 full Moon 2021-04-27 03:31 2021-04-27 15:25 357,378
    Wednesday, May 26 full Moon 2021-05-26 11:14 2021-05-26 01:53 357,309
    Saturday, December 4 new Moon 2021-12-04 07:43 2021-12-04 10:02 356,793
    2022
    Sunday, January 2 new Moon 2022-01-02 18:33 2022-01-01 23:01 358,036
    Tuesday, June 14 full Moon 2022-06-14 11:52 2022-06-14 23:23 357,433
    Wednesday, July 13 full Moon 2022-07-13 18:38 2022-07-13 09:09 357,263
    Friday, December 23 new Moon 2022-12-23 10:17 2022-12-24 08:34 358,269

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    Content last updated on 2014-01-12