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Friday, March 18, 2011

Perigee Moon - Biggest moon in 20 years

The date is March 19, 2011.

If the moon looks a little bit bigger and brighter on that weekend, there is an awesome reason for that. March 19, 2011 Saturday's full moon will be a super "Perigee moon," the biggest the moon will ever look in almost 20 years. This rare celestial event happens when the moon reaches the closest possible point of its orbit around the earth about 212,000 miles away. NASA says the moon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.

Catch it while you can. If you miss it, you'll have to wait until 2029 to see it again.

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