Get ready to watch Brightest full moon of 2010

Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2010 - 15:23

New Delhi: The brightest and biggest full
moon of 2010 will be seen on Saturday.
The full moon tomorrow will be around 15 per cent
bigger and 30 per cent brighter as compared to other full
moons during the year.

"The moon will not only shine brighter but will also
appear bigger as compared to other full moons during the
year," Science Popularization Association of Communicators and
Educators (SPACE) Director C B Devgun said.
The full moon will be at its best at around 8 PM, he
said.

The phenomenon occurs as the Moon`s orbit is
elliptical with one side 50,000 km closer to Earth than the
other.

At closest, our natural satellite lies roughly
3,56,630 kms from Earth compared to the Moon`s average
distance of 3,84,800 km from Earth.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 29, 2010 - 15:23

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