This is the second of three consecutive supermoons this autumn, and by far the biggest. The last time Earth saw its satellite this close was in 1948; the next one will be in 2034. An astronomical effect known as ‘syzygy’ lines up the moon as seen from Earth to be brightly lit by the sun. It is already lighting up the nights, particularly after midnight.
It was once know as the beaver moon, as hunters took it as a sign to start hunting in earnest to provide warm furs for the coming winter. Farmers also knew it as the ice or chilly moon, as it was a warning of the approach of winter and the need to stockpile and protect harvests. Best observed on its rise (1947hrs) and set (0518), later/earlier in hillier areas such as Skopelos, and the closer to the horizon the better, it should be visible after sunset until after 4am.