Sep 6, 200602:08 PMThe Life
Sep 6, 2006 - 02:08 PMTomorrow's full moon (at 11:42am here in Palm Springs) is called the Full Corn Moon.
Corn, an Indian staple, is now ready for gathering.
The moon will also make its closest approach to Earth later (8pm perigee), at a distance of 221,938 miles. As a result, this will be the biggest and brightest full moon of 2006.
Very high tides can be expected from the coincidence of perigee with full moon.
In addition, a rather small (19%) partial lunar eclipse will be visible from Africa, Asia, Australia, and Eastern Europe. Maximum eclipse occurs at 18:51 GMT.
This kinda makes you wonder if they'll ever declare a Corndog Moon...