We Haven’t Seen A Moon This Large Since 1948

The moon will rise at 5:30 p.m. tonight in Greater Sudbury and what makes this so special is that it is a Super Full Moon or perigee-syzygy  – it’s astronomical name. The moon was at its fullest at 8:52 this morning. We took some photos late last night and early this morning of the moon and if anyone wants to share their photos we will add them to our album below.

Tonight the full moon, which is at its perigee, will be the closest it has been to the Earth since January 26, 1948 and will look about 14% larger than average and about 30% brighter. You will get the best effects if you view it right as it rises over the horizon as it will look even larger as you compare it too objects like trees and buildings it rises beside – it’s called the Moon Illusion. Look to ENE for tonight’s moonrise.

Since the moon doesn’t orbit in a perfect circle it’s elliptical, tides and gravitational pull affect it and push it closer to Earth. The moon generally orbits around 384,400 km from the Earth. Tonight, the moon is estimated to be 356,508 km away and according to NASA, you should be able to see surface features like impact craters with the naked eye. The next time the moon comes this close to Earth will be November 25, 2034.

While you are looking up into the sky you should also be able to see Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus fairly easily and though Mercury, Saturn and Neptune will also be visible they will be more difficult to see.

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Brenda Wallace Reading Room.jpg
Corsi Hill.jpg
Countryside Arena.jpg
Fisher Wavy Tower.jpg
Grace Hartman Amphitheatre.jpg
Thornloe Chapel.jpg
Willet Green Miller.jpg
Brenda Wallace Reading Room.jpg
Corsi Hill.jpg
Countryside Arena.jpg
Fisher Wavy Tower.jpg
Grace Hartman Amphitheatre.jpg

 

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