Supermoon Rising Tonight

There is a full moon rising tonight. Not so unusual it happens at least once a month. However, this one is special because this month’s full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee. Perigee refers to the distance from the Earth to the moon. Perigee is the closest point to the earth and it is in this stage that the moon appears larger. This happens because the moon’s orbit is not perfectly circular. Looking at the moon in the sky without anything to compare it to, you wouldn’t notice any size difference. But the difference in size can in fact be quite significant. This month’s full moon will be about 14 percent larger. The moon will officially become full at 11:35 p.m. EDT or 8:35 p.m. PST


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Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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