Bright moon in 2013

nearest the full moon falls on June 23, 2013 at 15:32 Moscow time (11:32 UTC). At this time the moon will be not only the largest but also the closest to Earth in 2013. The next time such an event is only expected in August 2014. This year, the moon will be 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual during the full moon. This is due to the fact that the moon reaches perigee - the point of closest approach to the Earth. During the June 23 perigee moon will be at a distance of only 356 991 km from Earth, which is 48 280 km closer than usual. Just two weeks July 7th Moon reaches its climax - that is the furthest point, at a distance of 406,490 km from Earth.



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