Friday, December 12, 2008

The full moon Friday night will be the biggest one of the year as Earth's natural satellite reaches its closest point to our planet.

The moon's average distance from us is about 238,855 miles. Friday night it will be just 221,560 miles away. It will be 14 percent bigger in our sky and 30 percent brighter than some other full moons during the year, according to NASA.


Collin Kelley said...

Yes! It's huge in the sky over Atlanta. Beautiful and amazing and everyone seems a little crazier today than usual.

Montgomery Maxton said...

it was beautiful out here in the country. it made everything so blue, the frost on the fields.

Peter said...

We could hardly see it here in the Pac NW, due to all the clouds in the sky. Still, this moon child felt the tractor beam of its gravitational pull.