The moon tonight

You might want to check out the moon tonight – because this evening’s full moon could appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons this year.
How come? Well, the moon’s orbit is not circular but elliptical which means that the distance between the moon and the Earth is not constant but varies. The moon is usually about 385,000km from Earth, but tonight it will be closer at around 363,000km.
Further information here.
Incidentally, do you know how many men have walked on the moon? This was a question in a quiz I ran earlier this week and nobody knew the correct answer.

The correct answer is: 12.
All these men visited the moon between 1969-1972. Since then, nobody has been there.
Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene Cernan was the last person to leave the moon’s surface in December 1972.



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