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Message 1227072 - Posted: 4 May 2012, 7:14:42 UTC

The upcoming full moon will make the moon appear up to 20% larger than normal and will also make viewing the Haley's comet meteor shower seem less intense. This is due to it coinciding with it's orbital perigee. Don't get moonburn watching it. :)
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Message 1227971 - Posted: 5 May 2012, 18:39:25 UTC - in response to Message 1227072.

I will be watching. Thanks :-)

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Message 1228023 - Posted: 5 May 2012, 20:09:23 UTC

when ?
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Message 1228083 - Posted: 5 May 2012, 23:04:44 UTC

Tonight around 11 EDT is perigee
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Message 1228093 - Posted: 5 May 2012, 23:32:57 UTC - in response to Message 1228083.

For which part of the country will it be visible. when does it rise and set ??

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Message 1228114 - Posted: 6 May 2012, 0:45:21 UTC

This is just a full moon that coincides with the moon's closest approach during this orbit of the earth. The moon will reach perigee at 11:35 PM EDT. The event is observable all night. For those of you in England and western europe it's already happening, however the greatest effect will be seen over the western hemisphere.
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Message 1228124 - Posted: 6 May 2012, 1:25:50 UTC

IM in england right now and its 02:24 GMT (proper time) and truelly its a gorgeous night. SIster moon is out in her yellow glory in clear skies and she is repsplendiferous :)

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Message 1228145 - Posted: 6 May 2012, 2:21:43 UTC - in response to Message 1228124.

Thank you Bob just went out and it is spectacular here in Tennessee (GMT-6)

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Message 1228501 - Posted: 6 May 2012, 23:48:41 UTC

I never get to see things like this as it's always cloudy or even raining like it has been the entire weekend.

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