How the 'supermoon' got its name -- along with 27 other weird names we have for full moons
The full moon was more super than it's been since 1948 on November 13, making Earth's satellite appear so big in the sky it almost looked fake.
People took incredible pictures from all over the world of the so-called supermoon. This one was a super duper supermoon, if you will, since the moon was on the closest point in its orbit of Earth at the same time it was full.
The term "supermoon" is relatively new, but Native Americans have had special names for full moons for centuries. While there are 562 federally recognized Indian tribes and communities across the US, many marked their calendars by the full moons, giving each one its own name and corresponding action.
Here are a roundup of 28 names we found for full moons, starting with the one that was the largest on November 13: the supermoon.
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