I believe you would call it the Moon at Perigee

by Jeff, Kayla,and JJ
(Moncton, N.B., Canada)

You've been mooned!

You've been mooned!

You've been mooned!



My wife, my son, and I were driving my parents house. As the night got closer, as did our Moon. We noticed the Moon rise up as usual, but, around 9:45 we saw that our Moon was just a little bit larger, or closer. So we took a drive up to the mountain to get a better picture...


March 20th, 2011, 10:00

Barry's Response - Here's a word for you: Syzygy

That's what happens when three objects in the sky line up. It happens every time there is an eclipse (which happens when there is either a full moon or no moon).

When one of these occurs at lunar perigee, we call that a supermoon (and not when Clark Kent loses his underwear), which is what you witnessed. When it is low in the sky on a clear night you have one that looks like a harvest moon, and generally it can appear noticeably larger (closer) and pull tides noticeably stronger as well.

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When does the full moon rise on March19 2011

by LORNE MOORHEAD
(Flin Flon MB)

Beautiful

Beautiful

I would like to know when the full moon rises on March 19/101 over MB?

Barry's Response - I use www.timeanddate.com for this one. This page http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=265&month=3&year=2011&obj=moon&afl=-11&day=1

...gives moonrise and set times for every day in Winnipeg. From it I read that it rises at 8:13 pm on that date and would have become full (99.4% full) a few hours earlier at 1:10 pm. You can use this page to find sunrise/set times for anytime and (major) place as well.

Use http://www.timeanddate.com for making this type of calculation for the sun and moon.

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