Saturday, March 19, 2011

Supermoon...19 March 2011

'Supermoon' Rises: Biggest Full Moon in 18 Years Occurs Saturday Night

Thanks to a fluke of orbital mechanics that brings the moon closer to Earth than that it has been in more than 18 years, the biggest full moon of 2011 will occur on Saturday, leading some observers to dub it a "supermoon."

On Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the moon will arrive at its closest point to the Earth in 2011: a distance of 221,565 miles (356,575 kilometers) away. And only 50 minutes earlier, the moon will officially be full.

this is what we saw at 6:30 pm from our house.

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