Perigee. According to NASA, Saturday night’s full moon appeared 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a normal full moon, as it was about 31,000 miles closer to Earth than its apogee (when it is at the farthest point of its orbit). The last super moon occurred 18 years ago and the next one won’t happen until 2029. Photo taken about 20 minutes after the actual moonrise, which was EPIC. and orange.