In fact, it will be about 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than a full moon that occurs when the moon is farthest away from Earth in its orbit.
Watching a full moon rise in the evening sky is always spectacular, but the full moon this Sunday will be extra special. The brightest moon in nearly 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe.
But although the moon is the biggest and closest it can be to us, don't expect too much.
However during a supermoon event the full moon comes up to 90 per cent closer to perigee, thus filling up the skies.
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Last year's supermoon was the closest the moon was to Earth since 1948 and it's not expected to be that close again until 2034. However, in my new house, the moon does not seem anywhere near as big or bright even though it's the exact same moon.
If the skies are clear then there should be no difficulty spotting the supermoon. The January 31 supermoon will feature a total lunar eclipse, with totality visible from western North America across the pacific to Eastern Asia, NASA said.
Mr Tavernier added: "Full moons can occur at any point along the Moon's elliptical path, but when a full moon occurs at or near the perigee, it looks slightly larger and brighter than a typical full moon". During the full moon on Sunday, the moon will be 222,443 miles from Earth.
The supermoon on November 14, 2016 was at a distance of 221,526 miles. Other native American tribes called it the Long Nights Moon because it occurs close to the winter solstice, the shortest night of the year, The Old Farmer's Almanac explained. From my old view, when the moon was high in the sky outside of my window, it appeared that it was close enough that I could throw a lasso around it and pull it right into my apartment.
Every month's full moon has its own name, according to National Geographic.
Considering that a full moon can be covered with a fingernail, even a 7% larger moon may not look that much bigger.