In this video the full moon is seen as it rises, Sunday early morning, on March 20, 2011, in France. The full moon was called a "Super Perigee Moon" since it was at it's closest to the Earth in 2011. The last full moon that was so big and close to the Earth occurred in March of 1993. This celestial moon was shining brighter than ever and it was higher in the sky.

Photo : Veronique Renaud

Moon Facts ~

1) It takes about 1.25 seconds for moonlight to reach the Earth.

2) A full Moon is nine times brighter than a half Moon.

3) All the Moons of the Solar System are named after Greek and Roman mythology, except the Moons of Uranus, which are named after Shakespearean characters.

4) The surface area of the Moon is 14,658,000 square miles or 9.4 billion acres.

5) Only 59% of the Moon's surface is visible from Earth.

6) The Moon is about a quarter of the size of the Earth.

7) When a month has two full moons, the second full moon is called a Blue Moon. Another definition of a Blue Moon is the third full Moon in any season (quarter of year) containing four total full moons.

8) The Moon rotates at 10 miles per hour compared to the Earth's rotation of 1,000 miles per hour.

9) The Moon's temperature ranges between 123º Celsius to 233º Celsius . It's really hot where the sun is shining and really cold where it's not.

10) Unlike the Earth, the Moon does not have a significant magnetic field, and it has no atmosphere.

Responses to "Video : Celestial Super Moonset"

  1. Anonymous says:

    It´s so very beautiful! And I found the Moon Facts very interesting!!
    Thank you!

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