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What Mini-Moon over Hawaii?

Source: Dwight Okumoto Source: Dwight Okumoto
Source: Jeroen Joosten Source: Jeroen Joosten

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The sky was clear enough Tuesday night to take a look at the smallest full moon of 2011. But that mini-moon didn't look so 'mini.' 

Astronomy experts say the smallest full moon of 2011 was 12.3% smaller than the largest full moon of 2011, which occurred in March.

Mike Shanahan, Director of Education, Exhibits and Planetarium at the Bishop Museum, says the moon, also referred to as October's Full Hunter Moon, only appeared slightly smaller than usual.

"If we didn't tell people, they probably wouldn't even notice," said Shanahan.

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Some experts say the 'mini moon' whould still look 'full' for the next two nights.

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