Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sunday Brings the Year's Biggest Full Moon

This year's biggest full moon will rise at 7:37 p.m. on tonight i.e sunday and become fully visible 55 minutes later at 8:32 p.m., according to the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute said .

The reason the moon looks bigger is that it revolves around the earth in an elliptic orbit, and this is the closest it will come this year while being full.

The distance between the earth and the moon will be only 357,205 km, some 30,000 km shorter than the average distance.


The distance will be longest or 403,187 km at 6:28 p.m. on Dec. 17.

The difference in size between the perigee and apogee full moons is about 13 percent. The exact moonrise times in each region can be found on the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute website (kasi.re.kr).

 

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