Scheduled air date: 2002 Mar 18-24
Next week's Full Moon—the second-closest to Earth of the year—will be about 30000 miles/49000 km closer than the Full Moon of October—the farthest of the year. Because it is so much closer, this Full Moon—like last month's, which was only 75 miles/120 km closer—appears both larger...
...and about 30% brighter than the Full Moon of October!
The Full Moon of March 28th will be joined by Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo.
(Shown for mid-Northern latitudes a little before 1:00 AM on the night of March 28th-29th.)
If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.
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