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This Saturday night, Jan. 10th, another perigee Moon is coming. It's the biggest full Moon of 2009, almost identical to the one that impressed onlookers in Dec. 2008.
clipped from science.nasa.gov

January
8, 2009:
When last month's full Moon rose over Florida,
onlooker Raquel Stanton of Cocoa Beach realized that something
was up.

Like
millions of others around the world, she had witnessed the
biggest full Moon of 2008--a "perigee Moon," 14%
wider and 30% brighter than lesser Moons she had seen before.
"I'll never forget it."
Alert:
It's about to happen again.
This
Saturday night, Jan. 10th, another perigee Moon is coming.
It's the biggest full Moon of 2009, almost identical to the
one that impressed onlookers in Dec. 2008.
Another
magic moment happens when the perigee Moon is near the horizon.
That is when illusion mixes with reality to produce a truly
stunning view. For reasons not fully understood by astronomers
or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large
when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground
objects
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