I learned that the phenomenon is actually called a "perigee moon" and happens once a year; at any rate, it was a full moon last Sunday night, so I decided to look for it and maybe even try to snap a photo.
It was rather cloudy that night, so I didn't go outside until after 10:00pm. I immediately spotted it--I mean, how could anyone miss something that huge? It was big, bright, and shiny, so I took some photos.
The photos sucked--my camera was an old but reliable point-and-shoot camera that automatically goes into "night mode" and lights up the background whenever you try to shoot something dark, so the results looked like I took pictures of a bright, blurry spotlight.
Ah, but even though my simple camera wasn't in the league of more sophisticated cameras, it did have manual settings, so I spent some time fiddling with stuff like ISO sensitivity and optical zooms, while the supermoon above was about to go out of sight from my view; it was headed towards the back of our roof, meaning that I wouldn't be able to see it anymore in a few minutes, so I had to make it quick.
After some trial and error, I managed to get a fairly decent shot at about 10:28pm, and it's the photo I posted here. While still somewhat blurry, you could actually see some surface features, and I was satisfied, hehe.
The supermoon has been blamed for all those hilarious brawls in the news here recently, from airport smackdowns to bar splashing wine incidents, all involving annoying, forgettable celebrities I don't give a fuck about. Blame stupidity on a hunk of rock orbiting the planet? Pathetic, really.