Thursday, October 25, 2007

Huge Full Moon Tonight

The moon moves closer to and farther away from the earth by a fairly substantial amount over the course of a year. When the moon is closest to Earth, it appears larger. Tonight is 2007's largest full moon.

NASA has a good example of the size difference, you can see their original and description at the Astronomy Picture of the Day.

This is the photo of last year's smallest and largest full moons.

Fool moon on Whidbey Island.

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