Tomorrow night’s full moon will be the biggest and brightest of the year.
If you think tonight’s Moon looks unusually big, you’re right. It’s the biggest full Moon of 2010. Astronomers call it a “perigee Moon,” some 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons of the year
“Perigee” is the point in the moon’s orbit when it’s closest to the Earth, about 50,000 kilometers closer, actually. So if you’re lucky enough to live in an area with clear skies tonight, take a look at that big, beautiful moon up there. Here in Oregon it’d take a miracle, but stranger things have happened.