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A composite of videos shot on Jan 10th, 2009 of the largest Full Moon of the year rising from Hudson, Florida.

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A rare celestial configuration gleamed in Havering's night sky last week when the heavens' brightest bodies - the Moon, Jupiter and Venus - appeared in a spectacular triangular conjunction.

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BBC News website readers have been sending us their pictures of the biggest full moon in 15 years.
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Explore moon mountains from your backyard
Best time to view the moon with a telescope is not when it's at full phase

When is the best time to observe the moon with a telescope? Most astronomy neophytes might say it is when it's at full phase but that's probably the worst time to look at it! When the moon is full it tends to be dazzlingly bright, as well as flat and one-dimensional in appearance.
In contrast, the interval when the moon is at or just past first quarter phase, or at or just before last quarter phase, is when we get the best views of the lunar landscape right along the sunrise-sunset line or terminator.

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