Occurring with this full Moon is a partial lunar eclipse. This eclipse is fairly modest, only about 25% of the Moon will be immersed in the earth’s inner shadow. For the islands the event will be even more unremarkable as the penumbral stage will have just begun prior to moonset and none of the partial eclipse will be visible. The timing of this eclipse favors Australia and Asia.
With this full Moon a penumbral lunar eclipse will also occur, visible across Europe and Africa, and partially visible from North America. None of this eclipse will be visible from the mid-Pacific including Hawaiʻi. For the islands the next good lunar eclipse will occur Jan 31, 2018.
As lunar perigee occurs only a couple hours ahead of full moon this will be the best supermoon of the year. Perigee will occur at 01:23HST, just before the 03:52 full moon. This leads to a modestly larger and brighter full moon.