Friday, March 18, 2011

Largest Full Moon in 18 years

Be sure you check out the moon tomorrow night! This will be the largest full moon of the year because it will be near perigee, its closest point to the Earth. Astronomers call this a supermoon, a phenomenon that occurs about every 18 years. The moon will be 31,000 miles closer to Earth but still 211,600 miles away. Next time this happens is 2029.

1 comment:

Queen B said...

awesome! I just caught a glimpse of it tonight.... it's shining bright :)