Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Super Moon" tonight

If the moon appears larger than normal tonight, it's because it is...

The moon will appear larger by 14 percent and brighter by 40 percent, thanks to a phenomenon that comes around every 18 years or so.

Because of the elliptical nature of its orbit, this so-named perigee moon, or “super full moon,” will be as close to the earth as it has been since March 1993.

Phenomenon makes moon appear larger than normal - Erie County - The Buffalo News


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