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The Smallest Possible Full Moon Coincides with Friday the 13th


The smallest possible full Moon coincides with Friday the 13th today, as the Moon is at a maximum distance from the Earth on its elliptical orbit: at a distance of 250,510 miles. As a result, the Moon will appear both smaller and dimmer on the night sky when viewed from Earth. Compared to a "super Moon" - when a full Moon coincides with its closest point in itI orbit around the Earth - the micro moon will appear 14 per cent smaller and 30 per cent dimmer. The next similar even will occur on the 13/08/2049! While, the full Moon itself of course occurs once every month (as well as the Moon is at its closest distance to the Earth once every month), it is much more rare to experience such a triple cosmic coincidence.


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