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You’re eyes will not be deceiving you this weekend; the moon will appear extra-large in the sky. Bob Grossfeld with the Sunriver Observatory says it's called a "super moon," when the moon  is unusually close to earth. "The orbit of the moon around the earth isn't precisely a circle. It actually comes closer to us; so it's slightly bigger, and of course it reflects more light, so it makes it even brighter." Grossfeld says that there is a Haley's Comet meteor shower that should be visible this weekend too, but because the moon will be so bright, the meteors may not be visible. Grossfeld says it's going to be a great time for a viewing party too, and the Observatory will be open Saturday night 9 to 11 p.m.

 

 

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