Don’t miss the rising of the full moon tonight! If the moon looks a little bit bigger and brighter tonight, there’s a reason for that. It is.

Anywhere along the beachfront or on the hills overlooking the sea will be good vantage points to watch the moon rise. The less lights around, the better.

The full moon tonight will be well worth a look.

This full moon will be a “lunar perigee moon” – the biggest in almost 20 years.

Full moons look different because of the elliptical shape of the moon’s orbit. When it’s at perigee, the moon is about 50,000 km closer to Earth than when it is at the farthest point of its orbit, also known as apogee.

“Perigee moons are about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal according to NASA.

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