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Friday, March 18, 2011

Just for fun: Super Moon

On March 19th, we'll be treated (weather permitting) to a view of the
largest full moon since 1993. The Moon's orbit around the Earth is slightly elliptical, rather than circular, meaning that at some times the Moon is closer to the Earth than at others. The closest approaches (at perigee) make the moon appear 14% larger than at its farthest (apogee).

See NASA's explanation here:

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