On March 19, we witnessed the SuperMoon. The term “SuperMoon” was coined in 1979 by Richard Nolle and defined as
“a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth.”(quoted from the Wikipedia page)
SuperMoons occur every year as the moon orbits the earth. But the supermoon that occurred on March 19, 2011 is one of the closest in 18 years. More details here.
Took some pictures last night. The moon looked the same to the naked eye like any other night except it was brighter. But when I looked through my lens, it was definitely bigger than the last time I captured it. Here is what I saw: