ORLANDO, Fla. — For the most part, the skies remained clear as Floridians got a celestial treat Tuesday night into Wednesday morning: the biggest and brightest "supermoon" of the year.

Supermoons occur when the moon is within 90 percent of perigee, or when it is closest in distance to the Earth. That helps it appear brighter and bigger in the night sky. It is expected to be the largest of four supermoons in 2020.

Tuesday night’s "supermoon" is also known by a few other names:

  • Pink moon
  • Sprouting grass moon
  • Egg moon
  • Fish moon
  • Passover moon

The full moon started to rise at 7:34 p.m. ET Tuesday and it was best to be seen just after 10:30 p.m.