Scheduled air date: 2002 Feb 18-24
This week's Full Moon—the closest to Earth of the year—as well as next month's, will be about 30000 miles/49000 km closer than the Full Moon of October—the farthest of the year. Because they are so much closer, these Full Moons will appear both larger...
...and about 30% brighter than the Full Moon of October!
(Shown for mid-Northern latitudes around midnight on the night of February 26th-27th.)
If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.
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