During the full moon on March 19th 2011 the moon was only 221,565 miles (356,575 kilometers) away. The closest it’s been in almost 20 years. It appeared 14 percent bigger and 30% brighter than usual. As of this writing, Flickr members have uploaded more than 3,700 pictures of it and the night isn’t even over!
Photos from BaubCat , peterjbailey, chris_crssd, Alix King, red_lion, unifiedphoto, and Anthony Beyga.