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Biggest full moon of the year, see it tonight.
The Lunar perigee is tonight (May 6), where the Moon reaches it’s closest point of orbit with Earth.
At 221,802 miles from Earth the Moon will be about 15,300 miles closer than average.
Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon’s orbit. It is an ellipse with one side (perigee) about 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other (apogee).
Nearby perigee moons are about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser moons that occur on the apogee side of the Moon’s orbit.
The Moon appears biggest just after Moon rise, while it is low in the sky.