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May 5, 2012

The moon tonight will appear larger than at any other time in 2012

  • classic moon When the moon is visible low against the Earth’s horizon at night, it creates a mysterious optical illusion that makes it seem larger than usual. Rest assured, however impressive it looks, it’s no closer than when it hangs high in the sky.
  • super moon Tonight, lunar enthusiasts will have a unique annual opportunity – that’s right, the supermoon is upon us. The night of its closest approach to earth, the moon should appear nearly 14% bigger and 30% than it would at its farthest distance. source

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