The next full moon falls on June 23, 2013 at 11:32 UTC. (US time zones: 4:32 am PDT, 5:32 a.m. MDT, 6:32 a.m. CDT, 7:32 a.m. for other time zones you can click the link to convert 11:32 UTC to your local time and date). This full moon will be called supermoon or super full moon or perigee full moon because of the closest approach of the full moon to the Earth for all of 2013. Supermoon could be up to 30% brighter and 14% larger then at its apogee furthest point.
See also: Moon Phase Tonight – current (or at any time) Moon’s phase and position, parameters, such as illumination, elongation, distance to the Earth, …
Table below lists supermoon dates between 2010 and 2016. As you can see on May 6, 2012 super full moon was ‘extremely super’. There was only 2 minutes difference between perigee and full moon.
|Year||Super Full Moon||Perigee||Difference|
|Date UTC||Dist. [km]||Date UTC||Dist. [km]||Time||Dist. [km]|
|2010||Jan 30 6:19||356607.267||Jan 30 9:04||356593.813||2h 45m||13.454|
|2011||Mar 19 18:11||356579.792||Mar 19 19:10||356578.229||0h 59m||1.563|
|2012||May 6 3:36||356954.016||May 6 3:34||356954.015||0h 2m||0.01|
|2013||Jun 23 11:32||356991.415||Jun 23 11:11||356991.226||0h 21m||0.189|
|2014||Aug 10 18:11||356898.198||Aug 10 17:44||356897.888||0h 27m||0.310|
|2015||Sep 28 2:52||356878.329||Sep 28 1:47||356876.424||1h 5m||1.905|
|2016||Nov 14 13:54||356522.757||Nov 14 11:24||356511.782||2h 30m||10.975|