The Weather Blog

January 10, 2009|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com

Tonight's full moon rises over Baltimore at 5:55 p.m., though clouds may spoil the view. The first full moon after the winter solstice was once known as the Moon After Yule, or the Old Moon. It seems larger than usual because it is just 17 hours past perigee (and closest approach to Earth in 2009). Watch for high tides. We'll have 13 full moons this year, with two in December - on the 2nd and 31st.

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