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"The moon's orbit about the Earth is not a perfect circle—it is slightly eccentric. As a result, during part of its orbit it is a little closer to us than at other times.
The closest approach is called perigee, while the greatest separation is called apogee.
On average, the moon's distance from Earth is 239,228 miles (385,000 kilometers).
At perigee it is a bit closer at 221,643 miles (356,700 kilometers), whereas at apogee it is somewhat farther away at 252,463 miles (406,300 kilometers).
Saturday's full moon has been called a supermoon, because the moon was closer to us than it had been at any time in the last 18 years, making it appear unusually large in the night sky."
~ Robert J.Vanderbei, National Geographic