Supermoon Calendar 2022

There are no more supermoons this year. The next super moon is in 2023

As the moon orbits the earth it does so in an elliptical manner, moving closer and further away. At its closest, or during perigee, it is in the region of 360,000 km (225,000 miles) away. If this point in the orbit coincides with a full moon phase it is often referred to as a "supermoon".

Technically speaking supermoon is not a scientific term but it is widely used to describe the phenomenon which occurs when the full moon is within 90% of perigee. The official name is perigee syzgy.

From earth a supermoon will appear slightly larger than usual - up to 17% larger than the smallest of full moons and considerably brighter.

When are the supermoon dates in 2022?

Supermoons 2022
Date Relative dist* Distance (Km) Distance (miles)
16th May 2022 0.959 362,127 km 226,329 mi
14th Jun 2022 0.995 357,656 km 223,535 mi
13th Jul 2022 0.997 357,418 km 223,386 mi
12th Aug 2022 0.965 361,412 km 225,883 mi

* The relative distance shows how close the Moon is to the closest point of its orbit - otherwise known as perigee. A value of 1 would mean it was the full moon exactly at perigee. Any value ofer 0.9 is considered a supermoon.