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The Long Night Moon
December 12, 2008

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December 12, 2008 ...
A special night...

The Long Night Moon is the last full moon before the winter solstice. On December 12, 2008, the long night moon was the biggest full moon in 15 years, about 14 percent bigger in the sky and 30 percent brighter than other full moons. The moon became full just four hours after perigee, the closest point in the moon’s orbit around Earth. The next time this will occur is November 14, 2016.

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