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, Dec 16 10:03 AM
> > Interesting fact!
> > This year will be the first full moon to occur on the winter
> > Dec. 22, commonly called the first day of winter, in over a hundred
> > years.
> > Since a full moon on the winter solstice occurs in conjunction with
> > lunar perigee (point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth),
> > moon will appear about 14% larger than it does at apogee (the point
> > its elliptical orbit that is farthest from the Earth). Since the
> > is also several million miles closer to the sun at this time of the
> > than in the summer, sunlight striking the moon is about 7% stronger
> > making it brighter.
> > Also, this will be the closest perigee of the Moon of the year
> > moon's orbit is constantly deforming. If the weather is clear and
> > is a snow cover where you live, it is believed that even car
> > will be superfluous.
> > On December 21st, 1866, the Dakota Sioux took advantage of this
> > combination of occurrences and staged a devastating retaliator
> > soldiers in the Wyoming Territory.
> > In laymen's terms it will be a super bright full moon, much more
> > usual AND it hasn't happened this way for 133 years!
> > Our ancestors 133 years ago saw this. Our descendants 100 or so
> > from now will see this again.
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