'Super' Full Moon Shines Across Oklahoma


Sunday, March 20th 2011, 4:00 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma -- If you looked up anytime Saturday night you may have seen the biggest, brightest full moon in almost 20 years.

News On 6 viewers were able to snap several pictures of Saturday's super perigee moon despite cloudy conditions.

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According to NASA, full Moons vary in size because of the Moon's orbit is not a perfect circle around the Earth.  NASA says the orbit is an ellipse with one side, called a perigee, about 31,000 miles closer to Earth than the other, called an apogee.

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