It was perhaps the only optical illusion and sight in the skies that the year will bring but it was a sight that many Houston residents and folks around the world took time to behold. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrived Saturday night and beamed around the world.
In Houston it was clearly visible despite some evening cloud cover. The clouds quickly dissipated and the moon shown brightly in the Houston sky as well as around the world. In Brazil it illuminated the landmark Christ the Redeemer statue. In Florida, fishermen worked their lines with brilliant moonlight as a backdrop in Bal Harbour. Near the historic city of Athens, tourists watched as the moon rose behind the Temple of Poseidon.
The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year and because of such it appeared 14 percent larger At its peak, the moon was about 221,802 miles from Earth, which translates to 15,300 miles closer than average.
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