November 14, 2016 - The Coast Guard had a lunar visit Sunday during a supermoon in Portsmouth.
A supermoon is when a full moon's ellipse makes its closest rotation, causing the moon to appear much larger than normal. For U.S. Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Sunday's supermoon meant a full moon shined brighter than normal on Coast Guard Cutters Sea Horse, Legare, Forward and Harriet Lane. According to NASA, the next supermoon is not forecasted to occur until 2034. The last time it occurred was in 1948.