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Message 1830066 - Posted: 12 Nov 2016, 14:50:15 UTC

There is a coming Big Moon on Monday. The Moon perigee is the nearest to Earth since 1948. I hope there will be no clouds.
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Message 1830078 - Posted: 12 Nov 2016, 16:22:14 UTC - in response to Message 1830066.  

Methinks the moon will be the same size.
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Message 1830084 - Posted: 12 Nov 2016, 16:37:53 UTC - in response to Message 1830078.  

No, it should be bigger since it is nearer.
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Message 1830085 - Posted: 12 Nov 2016, 16:45:21 UTC - in response to Message 1830084.  

I disagree, it will look bigger but it will have the same mass and circumference.
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Message 1830107 - Posted: 12 Nov 2016, 18:36:54 UTC - in response to Message 1830085.  

It will look bigger, all the rest will remain the same.
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Message 1830112 - Posted: 12 Nov 2016, 18:52:55 UTC

The moon looks bigger now:)
At very least when I walked the dog today.
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Message 1831119 - Posted: 18 Nov 2016, 1:51:27 UTC

Unfortunately, there are too many trees from my vantage point to see the moon when it's close to the horizon, but once above them, it sure did look awfully bright. I think the atmosphere is more clear this time of year.
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Message 1831120 - Posted: 18 Nov 2016, 1:55:33 UTC

I tried to watch the Leonid meteor shower for the past couple nights, and the brightness of the moon washes out the sky. I can't really tell if it looks bigger or brighter. But the ground seems more visible to me and I can see farther away, with no man-made lights around.
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