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

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 :)


  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!

  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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