The picture above - whose image is from an artist whose name I cannot find (though the name begins with an "O") - is one I received a few years ago. The original is more vivid, primarily deep orange and yellow in colour that I found so captures the beauty of a full moon. (Unfortunately, I seemed to have lost my photos of real ones.)
Did you witness that big, round, beautiful moon the other night, Saturday July 12th, at least in this part of the world?
The Supermoon can be nicknamed a "supersized moon" as it looks much larger than its usual size, and it is also much brighter in appearance as well lighting up the night sky. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermoon) states that "A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system.."
Perigee for short varies as the moon can be sometimes a little closer and sometimes a little farther away. A supermoon can appear even closer during the winter when the earth is closest to the sun. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apsis.)
Supermoons usually appear once annually, though last year had three such occurrences and this year will feature five in total! So, stay tuned to the night sky where two others will appear: August 10th and September 9th.
How do you feel when you see a supermoon in the night sky? According to one seemingly reliable source whose article has been removed for some reason, supermoons magnify and intensify energies...but then you knew that already, right? ;)