‘Super’ Full Moon this Weekend

Tomorrow night, a full Moon of rare size and beauty can be seen.  It is a super perigee moon and is the biggest in almost 20 years.

Full Moons appear to vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon’s orbit. Perigee is when the moon’s orbit brings it closer to the Earth and apogee is when it furthest from the Earth.  Perigee moons are about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser moons that occur on the apogee side of the Moon’s orbit.

The full Moon tomorrow night coincides at almost the exact moment of perigee.  This happen only about once every 18 years.  For Pagans this can mean that tomorrow night could be a prime time for powerful magic or it could give extra meaning to Ostara rites.

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