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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Perigee moon’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Boston Moonrise Image Credit & Copyright: Dennis Di Cicco (TWAN) Explanation: Last week's Full Moon was hard to miss. Rising on March 19, its exact full phase occurred within an hour of perigee, the closest point in the Moon's orbit to Earth. As a result it appeared some 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a Full Moon near apogee, the most distant point in the elliptical lunar orbit. Seen here, the near perigee Full Moon still hugs the horizon, distorted by atmospheric ... Full Story

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