Last night was "Super Moon Saturday" and it didn't disappoint. The moon shown brightly all around the world and many people took photos to celebrate the one night where the moon will show the brightest of the year. Supermoon occurred at 11:34 EST. The moon was 221,802 miles away from the earth and appeared 30% brighter and 14% larger than normal as it approached Earth, NASA reports. It is referred to as "supermoon" because it is a noticeable alignment.