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Uh, I see no difference from my window?

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I saw the moon this morning at around 4AM and it was UBER bright. I didnt think to photograph it cus i was too tired.
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I think I saw it last night, it didn't really look bigger, but it sure as hell looked brighter, it almost blinded me just looking at it XD
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I guess it's time to roll out my D3X (:
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post #85 of 171
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Originally Posted by Gabkicks View Post
I saw the moon this morning at around 4AM and it was UBER bright. I didnt think to photograph it cus i was too tired.
I saw it about the same time... my time... Not a cloud in the sky and super bright. It looked nice over my roses. Tonight we are having a family b-day party for 4 people and the moon should provide nice lighting tonight.
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I can't wait for tonight. Only partly cloudy skies
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post #87 of 171
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
D90? Time to get out the silver pellets for the shotgun man. There be werewolves out that night for sure.
HAHAHA! Awesome man! But really, I'm stoked to check out this moon, I love neat astrological things. I remember seeing a black moon years ago due to an eclipse. I figured the world was ending! And once I saw the moon look blood red for similar reasons, SO AWESOME!
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post #88 of 171
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My room is on the wrong side of our house lol, I don't see the moon rise, I see it setting
It should still be awesome though
There is this new thing. It's called going outside. Try it sometime, you may enjoy yourself.
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Originally Posted by LingLing1337 View Post
The title calls it the "largest", not the closest.

Also, in the text of the OP, "On Saturday March 19, we will be treated the largest full moon in some time. Don't worry about this perigee moon causing tidal weirdness — this extra-large moon will simply be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than apogee moons."

Also, the Full Worm Moon is traditionally the largest.

Thanks for the science lesson though.
Sorry, but I gotta agree with Boyd.
It's closer, not bigger. The size of the moon does not change at all. The distance of the moon relative to earth is the one that changes gradually.

For some, it looks bigger because it gets closer to earth.
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Sorry, but I gotta agree with Boyd.
It's closer, not bigger. The size of the moon does not change at all. The distance of the moon relative to earth is the one that changes gradually.

For some, it looks bigger because it gets closer to earth.
The moon is at perigee, its closest approach to the Earth. Its only closer by a small fraction of the distance it normally is at, so there will be no noticeable effects in all reality.
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