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biggest” Full Moon of this year will occur this Saturday, May 5, 2012

04 May 2012 11:51 AM | David

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The “biggest” Full Moon of this year will occur this Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11:34 p.m. EDT. On Saturday, the Moon will be closest to the Earth in its orbit, which is called the “perigee,” and thus appear ever-so-slightly larger to viewers on Earth. At a distance of 221,802 miles from Earth, this marks the closest approach to us as the Moon orbits around the Earth in an elliptical path, not an exact circle.

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  • 07 May 2012 12:21 PM | Jenni
    What a dissapointment not to have good weather. My best friend was driving back to SC on Sat. night and sent a picture shot thru the clouds on the drive back down I-95.
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