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On the night of July 22 the moon will grow 3 times

July 20 2005
19:00

On the night of July 22 the inhabitants of the European part of Russia will observe an unusually large moon.

As told ITAR-TASS news agency in the Institute of Applied Astronomy , in these days at around midnight full moon passes through the "inflection" - the closest point to Earth of the lunar orbit at a distance of 360,000 kilometers from Earth's surface. When you see the moon above the horizon, its area is visually increased by almost a third.

The Moon will be very close and large, it will make the night quite light, not only in the northern part of Russia, the area of the White Nights, but in the entire European part of the country.

According to astronomers, the phenomenon occurs every 20 years.

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