Biggest Full Moon Friday Night
Robert Roy Britt
SPACE.com robert Roy Britt
space.com Thu Dec 11, 1:45 pm ET
The full moon Friday night will be the biggest one of the year as Earth's natural satellite reaches its closest point to our planet.
A composite picture, based on an image of the moon taken by the Galileo spacecraft, shows the apparent size differences between a full moon at perigee (the closest point in lunar orbit) and one at apogee (the farthest point), as seen from Earth.
On December 12, 2008, the full moon will be at an unusually close perigee, offering sky-watchers a view of the biggest and brightest full moon seen since 1993.
Image courtesy NASA
Is there a correlation between this astronomical event and all the U.S. has to face in this new administration? Just a little superstitious!