The perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system is known as "Supermoon". It is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the moon’s disk as seen from Earth.

On May 6, 2012 the distance between the earth and the moon was 3,56,955 km, the closest this year, and the angular size of the moon was 0.5515 degrees, 11% bigger than the full moon of November 28, when moon will be the farthest from the earth this year and the distance between the two will be 4,06,349 km

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