Astronomical events are very specific. Scientists know exactly when they will occur 20 years out. Apparently tonight is the closest to Earth the moon has been since 1948 and the closest it will be until 2034. Otherwise it just looks like a full moon. The phenomenon does have a cool scientific name – “perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system”.
The Back of the Ferry would have been a great place to view a Super Moon – but we were too early.
Shelley Beach, the carpark and the surrounding cliffs gave a great vantage point. For brief moments, the (super) moon emerged from the clouds and the crowd of locals and backpackers all dutifully went “aaahhhh”. A very cool community experience.