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Tonight, the moon will look bigger than any other moon this year!
It will appear about 14 percent bigger in our sky and 30 percent brighter than some other full moons during 2009, according to NASA. A similar setup occurred in December, making that month’s full moon the largest of 2008..Tides will be higher, too. Earth’s oceans are pulled by the gravity of the moon and the sun. So when the moon is closer, tides are pulled higher. Scientists call these perigean tides, because they occur when the moon is at or near perigee. (The farthest point on the lunar orbit is called apogee.).This month’s full moon is known as the Wolf Moon from Native American folklore. The full moon’s of each month are named. January’s is also known as the Old Moon and the Snow Moon.