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Sizing up the Super Moon

Although the term is usually a bit of a stretch, it fits the bill during this month’s lunar eclipse.
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You’re at a wine-tasting party. You pick up the first sample and take a sip. You then move on to the next glass — one month later. Not very practical is it? How can you evaluate different wines if 30 days pass between samples?

To me, it’s the same when we compare the apparent sizes of Full Moons. Because the Moon’s orbit isn’t circular, a Full Moon can occur when the Moon is as far from Earth as it can get (apogee), or when it is as close as possible (perigee). A perigee Full Moon can be as much as 14 percent larger than an apogee Full Moon.

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