Perigee Moon :: 03.19.2011

Perigee Moon

Tonight’s full moon is a super “perigee moon” — the biggest in almost 20 years. This celestial event is far rarer than the famed blue moon, which happens once about every two-and-a-half years.

“The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” said Geoff Chester with the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington. “I’d say it’s worth a look.”

Even though it may look close enough to touch, Saturday’s full moon will still be at a healthy distance — some 211,600 miles (356,577 km) away.

As rare as it is, it may be worth a look. Miss it and you’ll have to wait until 2029 to see it again.

I’m just glad that I got to watch it with my wife & son, parents, sisters, nephew, nieces, aunts & uncles and friends!

Posted on March 19, 2011 in Events

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