> > Interesting fact!solstice,
> > 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 hundreda
> > 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),the
> > moon will appear about 14% larger than it does at apogee (the pointin
> > its elliptical orbit that is farthest from the Earth). Since theEarth
> > is also several million miles closer to the sun at this time of theyear
> > than in the summer, sunlight striking the moon is about 7% strongersince the
> > 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 andthere
> > is a snow cover where you live, it is believed that even carheadlights
> > will be superfluous.ambush on
> > On December 21st, 1866, the Dakota Sioux took advantage of this
> > combination of occurrences and staged a devastating retaliator
> > soldiers in the Wyoming Territory.than the
> > 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!years
> > Our ancestors 133 years ago saw this. Our descendants 100 or so
> > from now will see this again.