Saturday, March 19, 2011

Super Moon Tonight!

Don't miss tonight's "Super Moon".

The full moon of March 2011, as it appeared to skywatcher Dmtriy S. Benbau in Ekaterinburg, Russia in the early-morning hours of March 19.
CREDIT: Dmtriy S. Benbau


Why is it a "Super Moon" 
"On 19 March, the full moon will appear unusually large in the night sky as it reaches a point in its cycle known as 'lunar perigee'.

Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular view when the moon approaches Earth at a distance of 221,567 miles in its elliptical orbit - the closest it will... have passed to our planet since 1992.

The full moon could appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the sky, especially when it rises on the eastern horizon at sunset or is provided with the right atmospheric conditions."  space.com



Wow!  The universe is just amazing.  Will you be moon gazing this evening?

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