'Super Moon' Appears 15% Bigger than Usual

Moon is full and at its closest point to Earth tonight, making it appear extra large.

Gil Ronen,

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The moon will appear especially large tonight, an event referred to as a “super moon.”

"Tonight, not only will the moon be full – it is also at the closest point [in its orbit] to the earth,” Dr. Yigal Pat-El, head of the star observatory in Givatayim, told IDF Radio.

"Its distance from Earth moves from 357,000 km. to 410,000 km.,” he said.

The moon will appear 15% larger than it does on average.