Bigger, better moon

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m-topfullmoon-011609.JPGA full moon rises over Topsham last Saturday afternoon. Because the moon is closer to the earth than usual, it appeared 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter.

Editor of The Forecaster; prior reporting/editing gigs at Automotive Age magazine, Daily News of Los Angeles, Biddeford Journal Tribune; Syracuse U. Orange-bleeder; lifelong NY Yankees fan, longtime resident of Red Sox Nation.