Our full moon last night was the smallest moon of the whole year. It was a Micromoon! That’s when a Full Moon or a New Moon coincides with apogee, the point in the Moon's orbit farthest away from Earth.
The Moon orbits Earth in an elliptical path, which means one side of the path is closer to the Earth than the other.
The point in the Moon's orbit closest to Earth is called perigee, while the point in the orbit farthest from Earth is known as apogee. The average distance between Earth and the Moon is 382,500 kilometers or 237,700 miles.
When a Full Moon or a New Moon occurs around apogee, it's called a Micromoon, Minimoon or Apogee Moon.