Tomorrow the moon will look larger
May 4, 2012
Our natural satellite will provide a good show tomorrow night, when at its closest point to Earth and can be seen larger than normal.
The full moon is at its perigee to 00.34 on Sunday, time Argentina, and it will be at 356,955 kilometers of our planet.
Under these conditions the satellite will be 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger.
In this regard, NASA reported that the perigee of the year will be even closer because “the moon’s elliptical orbit causes variations of about 3 percent in the distances from the Earth.”