Look Up! Full Moon & Mars Light Up the Friday Night Sky

posted by Dennis Elliott - 

GREENSBORO, NC -- Stargazers will get a big treat in the Piedmont Friday night. Not only will we see the full moon, but Mars will be exceptionally bright and easy to see.

The full moon peaks on Friday. It will be rising over the southeast horizon at sunset time, which is 8:30pm. This is the best time to get a great view of any full moon. Being low in the sky makes the moon appear a bit larger, and sometimes with a colorful yellow-orange hue. This is because the light passes through more of the atmosphere, getting more scattered in the process.

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