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.

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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.