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Perigee is the word used by astronomers to describe the closest and largest full moon of a given year. And this year it happens to be the closest to Earth and the largest seen from Earth on May 5. The astronomical calendar, however, says that May 6 for this same close full moon is the day when it will be seen from places like Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Last year however, the Perigee Moon appeared the closest and largest on March 19, 2011, and it was described by many using a term we have never heard before; a “supermoon”.
Here is what it looked like tonight; May 5, 2012.
Enjoy the view.