Supermoon Definition

noun
(astrology) A full moon or new moon, when the Earth-Moon distance is in the lowest tenth of its range.
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supermoon
Plural:
supermoons

Origin of Supermoon

  • SuperMoon is a word I coined in a 1979 article for Dell Publishing Company's HOROSCOPE magazine, describing 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 (perigee). In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth.— Richard Noelle

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  • Coined by astrologer Richard Noelle in 1979

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  • Blend of super and moon

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