Besonders großer, heller Vollmond und ein ungewöhnlicher Komet

Wem heute und morgen Nacht der Vollmond besonders groß und hell erscheint, erliegt ausnahmsweise mal nicht der Mond-Illusion 😉

Er ist zur Zeit gerade tatsächlich besonders groß:

The Moon’s orbit is an ellipse with one side 30,000 miles closer to Earth than the other. The full Moon of Oct. 25-26 is located on the near side, making it appear as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons we’ve seen earlier in 2007.

Und noch was Besonderes tut sich am Himmel:

STRANGE COMET: Astronomers around the world agree, Comet 17P/Holmes is one of the strangest things ever to explode in the night sky. It’s a comet, yet it looks like a planet with a golden core and a green atmosphere […]

Yesterday, Comet Holmes shocked sky watchers with a spectacular eruption, brightening almost a million-fold from 17th to 2.5th magnitude in a matter of hours. The comet is now visible to the naked eye–even from light polluted cities–high in the northern sky after sunset […]

Also, schaut mal hoch! 😉

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