Last Full Moon for 2016 — December 13, 2016, Super Moon Fullest on December 14, 2016


Super Moon Eve Moonrise December 12, 2106 near Mariano’s, Arlington Heights.

The last Full Moon of 2016 rose at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in Chicagoland, becoming a Full Moon at 6:05 p.m. Just shy of a Full Moon on Monday, the Moon rose at about 3:42 p.m. at 98% phase illumination. The video above captured the Moonrise just after 4:00 p.m. on December 12, 2016.

Several people grabbed their phones and took a picture of the rising Moon as they walked out of Mariano’s on Monday.

The year 2016 was the year of Super Moons on Saturday, October 15; Monday, November 14; and Tuesday, December 13. The peak fullness for the Moon is Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 6:05 p.m. CST. The Moon rises Wednesday at 5:34 p.m.

The first and only Super Moon in 2017 is December 3, 2017.


On Dec. 13, 2016, the full moon will be at perigee causing it to look brighter and slightly larger than a usual full moon. This is the third straight month where the full moon can be considered a ‘Supermoon.”




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Super Moon Eve Moon Rise December 12, 2016