Thursday, December 11, 2008

The largest full moon of 2008


Tomorrow (Friday) evening, Dec. 12, might be a good time to take in a little astronomy. According to NASA, the moon will be at perigee (it's closest point to the earth) at the same time that it is full, promising a spectacular view (provided there are few or no clouds) of the largest full moon of the year! It will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than other "normal" full moons. Not only that, but it will rise here in Memphis at 4:46pm, 2 minutes before official sunset! So, be sure to check the eastern sky between 4:45-5:15pm Friday for a large full moon rising during twilight. I'll try and post a few pics on Saturday.

2 comments:

N.W.O.O. said...

good information!

WilliamBrantley said...

GREAT !
THE FULL MOON IS MY FAVORITE PHASE.