Sunday, 31 January 2010

Apogee Full Moon

Last night the moon was full, did you see it? Do you see it tonight? Doesn't it look big and beautiful?
The moon moves in an elliptical orbit and one side of the ellipse is closer to us than the other. When that coincides with the full moon we get what we see now.

I love the fact that it arrived in midwinter and with a break in the weather too - perfect moon-viewing weather for me and my telescope!

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Be nice!