The moon tonight is closer to us than it has been all year, coming within 221,801 miles of Earth, 15,300 miles closer than average.
It will be at its closest at about 11:30 tonight, but at 8:30 p.m. it shone large, bright and clear over St. Patrick's Cemetery on Rte. 122 in Whitinsville, despite a few leftover clouds from a week of rain.
Dubbed the "supermoon", its distance makes it appear about 14 percent larger than when it is farthest away, according to Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory.