May 5, 2012 2 Comments
Tonight, May 5, 2012, The moon will make it’s closest approach to planet earth this year.
The technical term for when the moon is at the closest point to earth is “Perigee”. At Perigee, it is about 12.2 percent, (or 50,000 km), closer to earth than when it is at its farthest point, termed “Apogee”.
This year, the moon will be at Perigee at 11:34 p.m., just ONE MINUTE after the moment when the moon is the fullest. This should make for an amazing viewing experience of earth’s only significant satellite. Read more of this post