This morning at 7 a.m. EDT, the moon arrived at perigee — the point in its orbit bringing it closest to Earth, a distance of 221,824 miles. Now the moon typically reaches perigee once each month (and on some occasions twice), with their respective distances to Earth varying by 3 percent.
But Sunday’s lunar perigee will be the moon’s closest to Earth of 2013. This is the biggest full moon of the year, a celestial event popularly defined by some as a “Supermoon.”
What a perfect time it would be to be in Maine.