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Enjoy an Extra Large Full Moon The Next 2 Evenings

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Get outside this evening and look towards the east to see a "Super Moon". 

Because the moon's orbit around the earth is an ellipse (oval, not a circle), there are times when it is closer to the earth than others.

When it is at its closest, its called the "perigee".  At its farthest it is at its "apogee".

Tonight, it is at its perigee, meaning it is 31,069 miles closer than when it is at its apogee.

Therefore, it will appear brighter and bigger.

Technically speaking, it is full at 6:34AM, BUT the best time to view it is at moonrise when it appears so much bigger!

Moonrise times for this evening and  tomorrow are in the graphic to the right.

To read more go to: http://www.spaceweather.com/

 

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