Thursday's Full Moon to be Biggest of the Year

(KHNL) - Expect to see a bigger and brighter full Moon on October 25.  That's because this week's full Moon is the biggest of 2007.

Some full Moons are genuinely larger than others and Thursday night's will be as much as 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons we've seen earlier this year.

The Moon's orbit is an ellipse with one side 30,000 miles closer to Earth than the other. The full Moon of this month is located on the near side called perigee, making it appear bigger and brighter.