Saturday’s Full Moon – Brighter Than an LED Flashlight?

SoFull Moonme people compare the light of an LED flashlight to the brightness of a full moon on a clear night. Tomorrow night’s moon may put some LED flashlights to the test. According to CNN, this weekend’s full moon is set to be the biggest in nearly 20 years. You won’t see another like it until 2029.

Saturday’s moon is said to be a “perigee moon,” and has also been called a “super moon.” It will be about 31,000 miles closer to Earth than when it’s at its farthest point. And the moon will likely look even larger than it actually is at first. According to NASA, scientists don’t fully understand the reasons moons that are low-hung (i.e. looks bigger when it rises at sunset), but it should be a sight not to miss. The last moon such as this occurred in March of 1993.

So if you’re planning to go camping this weekend it’s likely you may not need your LED lantern and headlamp. But we still recommend you bring them along.

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