Tonight's Egg Moon not "super," but almost
FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:
The full moon rises over Baltimore tonight at 6:41 p.m. The first full moon since the spring equinox, this is the Egg, Grass, or Easter Moon.
We’re just past this month’s lunar perigee, its closest approach of the month, at 56.17 Earth radii from our planet.
Last month’s “super moon” was only slightly closer, at 55.91 Earth radii. So, if skies are clear, look for another beautiful, fat moon tonight.
Luna will appear smallest at the year’s farthest apogee (63.72 Earth radii) on Oct. 12.
(SUN PHOTO: Karl Merton Ferron, 2004)