What is a Supermoon?

A supermoon is a full or new moon that nearly coincides with perigee. Perigee is the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. This results in a moon that appears larger than. Its usual size when observed from earth. The technical name for the same is perigee-syzygy i.e. Roughly straight-line configuration of Earth, Moon, and the Sun. Some important information about the supermoon. The term supermoon is attributed to astrologer Richard Nolle. Out of the possible 12 or 13 full or new moons each year. Usually, three or four may be classified as supermoons. Supermoons do not cause natural disasters. Like earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. Supermoons can cause larger-than-usual perigean spring tides. These tides are a few inches bigger than normal tides.