Did you see that full Moon Saturday night?
the latest fully illuminated moon appeared
slightly larger than usual because it occurred unusually near the
closest point in its orbit to Earth.
Pictured above, the supermoon was captured Saturday night rising behind the top of the
Eiffel Tower in
Of course, the angular extent of the moon in comparison to foreground objects can be adjusted just by
changing the observer's distance to the foreground object.
When compared to nearby objects the moon may
appear tiny, but when
compared to distant objects -- the moon may
Next month yet another full moon is expected, this one appearing about
one percent smaller.