Why sometimes the moon look bigger?

Updated: 9/24/2023
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The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is not perfectly circular: its distance to the Earth (actually the Earth centre) varies from 405 696 km to 363 104 km.

Obviously the Moon will appear bigger when it is at its closest. This is particularly noticeable when it coincides with a full Moon.

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