Friday, 29 January 2010

Don't forget perigee moon tonight!

From spaceweather:

FULL MOON AND MARS:  Friday night's full Moon is the biggest and brightest full Moon of the year.  It's a "perigee Moon," as much as 14% wider and 30% brighter than other full Moons you'll see later in 2010.  But that's not all.  Mars is having a close encounter with Earth, and on Friday night, Jan. 29th, it will join the Moon for an all-night-long conjunction. Don't miss it! Sky maps and images may be found at http://spaceweather.com.

perige moon

The moon just came up from behind the houses I look at from my kitchen window. It looks like we'll have a clear night so squish & I will go out later to have a look when its dark :)

2 comments:

  1. Oh, neat! We were just studying astronomy terms, and perigee was one of them. We are off to go look at the moon now. Thanks!

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  2. I've signed up for the newsletter at spaceweather just so I don't forget a single full moon blue moon or eclipse like during the new years moon :)

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