The supermoon made its close approach to earth Nov. 14 — appearing larger and brighter than it has since its last appearance in 1948. The phenomenon, a result of the moon's being both full and at its closest point to Earth during its monthly cycle, will not happen again until 2034. This particular full moon is also called the Beaver Moon because it arrives at the time of year (in the Northern Hemisphere) when hunters would set traps before the waters froze over, to ensure they had enough warm furs for the winter, according to