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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Quick Takes: Super Moon Tonight

Don't forget to go outside tonight at moonrise with your kids and wonder at the moon. Make some memories... make an adventure of it!

Tonight is a once a year "Super Moon" when the moon comes closest to the earth. It will be 14% larger and 30% brighter according to scientists. This is particularly noticeable when the moon is near the horizon.

I've been told that it is an optical illusion that the moon seems so much larger when it is near the horizon than when it is full up and high in the sky.  My logical mind understands, but my eyes are still fooled!

For a video about tonight's Super Moon check out You have to wait through a commercial first, but it has some beautiful photographs of previous super moons and explanation of super moons.

Images credit and thanks to:,,

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