I have to agree, it was very bright and HUGE last night. I snapped this photo around 730 last night. You could have sat outside and read the paper. Here is the article on the Biggest and Brightest Full Moon of 2010! I hope you all got to get outside and view it. I LOVE watching the skies when the various changes happen, one of my favorites is Meteor Showers. Anyhow, here's the article:
Anyone with clear skies will be able to easily identify the moon tonight and get a spectacular view of its features, says Space.com.
The full moon tonight will be 2010's biggest and brightest since the moon is closer in orbit than usual at this time of year.
How much bigger and brighter? Spaceweather.com reports it will be 14 percent wider and 30 percent brighter than normal.
While full moons can be breathtaking to sky-gazers, they can be irritating to astronomers. The full moon is the No. 1 cause of natural light pollution, and its bright lighting -- especially tonight -- will dim stars and nebulae, making them quite difficult to see.