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PostPosted: August 2nd, 2017, 8:17 pm 
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The Moon reaches apogee at ~12:55pm CDT today; it's a little over 400,000 kilometers from us right now. It reaching perigee on the eighteenth is mainly what helps assure the eclipse on 21 August has a totality track across Earth (in other words, the eclipse won't be just an annular).


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PostPosted: September 3rd, 2017, 8:39 pm 
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Full Moon is exactly at 2:03am CDT Wednesday morning. This is the first Full Moon we'll see since the Great American Eclipse. This is the same Moon that brought us that wonderful event. Now, it puts itself on display for any who'd like to grab a binocular and hunt some lunar rays.


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