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Super Moon: A Natural Phenomenon

The moon has an elliptical orbit, which makes full moons differ in size. When the moon is at its perigee, closest to earth, it’s approximately 31,000 miles closer to earth than when it’s in apogee, it’s farthest point. Geoff Chester, of the US Naval Observatory, calls Saturday’s lunar phenomenon a super perigee moon. Perigee moons are about 14% larger and 30% brighter than apogee ones.


Read more at Suite101: Full Super Moon on March 19, 2011: Astrologer Says Beware!

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Taken on March 19, 2011