Smallest full moon of 2019 on Saturday

NEWS Friday, 13 September, 2019

Smallest full moon of 2019 on Saturday

The smallest full moon of 2019 — known also as a micro moon — will peak at 07.33 am on Saturday, although the moon will appear full in the sky throughout Friday night.

The moon be at the furthest point in its orbit around the Earth and as a result will appear both smaller and dimmer in the night sky.

Compared to a “super moon” – when a full moon coincides with its closest point in its orbit of Earth – the micro moon will appear 14% smaller and 30% dimmer.