Enjoy an Evening Walk Tonight because….

picture-271Yes, we’re off-topic again…but you have to know the largest full moon in 15 years is tonight (Friday Dec. 12th).

Friday’s full moon could appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons this year, Nasa said. The Moon’s orbit is elliptical, meaning it does not follow a circular but rather an oval path. It is currently approaching the point where this oval orbit is nearest to the Earth. “It’s only every few years that a full moon happens to coincide with the part of the Moon’s orbit when its closest to the Earth,” said Marek Kukula, an astronomer at the UK’s Royal Observatory.

And in case you wondered why the moon is biggest upon sunrise and sunset…read this.


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