Super Perigee Full Moon tonight!

Perigee Moon 2011

Image: NASA Science News

Hey everyone, don’t forget to turn your eyes towards the sky at moonrise tonight to check out the “Super” Full Moon! Known as the “Perigee” Moon, this not to missed beauty only happens once every 20 years or so.

The supermoon could appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than the usual full moon with the right conditions in your viewing area.

The last Perigee Full Moon was all the way back in March of 1993 so it’s something to definitely get the kids excited about. After all, the next time they see it may be when they have children of their own! Make some memories with Mother Nature :)

“The best time to look is when the moon is near the horizon,” according to NASA Science News.


Experts say that the low hanging moon will create an illusion that makes it seem even bigger, almost close enough to touch!It should be quite stunning if you have a clear unclouded view of the sky. Trees and other objects in the foreground ca make it seem almost surreal. I hope to get a few good photos to share tomorrow… fingers crossed!

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    JDaniel4's Mom says:

    We will be checking this out. Sounds cool!

  2. 2

    I saw that moon! I did notice the size… I knew it was coming the day before when it was seen full in the sky directly across from the sun. I pointed it out to Anna and she – a fellow skywatcher LOL – was amazed at the beauty. Great post.
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