"The reason moon looked especially bigger during the moonrise as compared to the time it was in the middle of the sky was because it was at the horizon during that time", said educational assistant at the Regional Science Centre, Swapnil Singh.
When the moon reaches its closest perigee on Tuesday (the point in its orbit that is closest to the Earth) it will be 356,761 km (221,681 miles) away from Earth, around 27,358 kilometres closer than average. At its farthest point from the Earth, the Moon is in apogee syzygy, and stargazers might notice a small-looking "micromoon".
The first full moon of 2019 rose in the early hours of January 21.
Exactly how close does a full moon have to be to qualify as "super"?
The moon - our planet's only natural satellite - actually follows an elliptical orbit around the Earth. The third will occur next month on March 21. This can make the moon appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter.
Zebras: Why do they have stripes?
Some thought stripes must help zebras blend into the grasses to avoid lions, which is the worst explanation I've ever heard. The striped animals nearly continuously swish their tails during the day and will stop feeding if they feel bothered.
SpaceX to launch Israel's first Moon lander tonight
But Israel's privately funded lunar lander - a first not just for Israel but commercial space - generated the buzz. Beresheet was one of three payloads to be carried aloft by the SpaceX rocket.
AHS urges parents to vaccinate children against measles
Instead, mandatory registration of vaccination status when children start school is under "active consideration", Adrian Dix said. Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease which is spread through the air for example through coughing and sneezing.
In recent years, traditional Native American names for the full moons have become more common in modern day parlance.
As the first full moon of February, the supermoon is known as a snow moon, based on the typical cold, snowy weather in North America.
The supermoon will be in the night sky on the evening of Wednesday 20 March.
For the best effect - and the closest you'll get to witnessing the spectacular images seen across social media following such an event - you'll want to look east shortly after moonrise. "This "moon illusion" happens when the moon is close to the horizon and there are objects within our line of sight such as trees or buildings", says NASA astronomer Mitzi Adams.