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Moon expected to seem bigger, brighter tonight
Did you know the moon actually orbits around Earth along an elliptical path and not one that is circular?
If you look in the sky tonight, the moon may look a little different and it's because of that elliptical orbit. The moon will be closer to Earth tonight, making it the largest full moon of 2010. According to spaceweather.com, the full moon tonight will not only look wider, but also brighter. This is called the perigee Moon. Mars will also be much closer tonight.
Mostly cloudy skies are expected to linger into tonight for much of the area, so it may not be until early Saturday morning that we have a better view of this moon. If you happen to see it, take a picture and send it to us.