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A moon at apogee appears smaller than a moon at perigee, and if an eclipse takes place during one of those high-flying periods, the 400-400 balance between the size of the sun and moon and the distance separating them is thrown off.
There will be a difficult-to-see new moon May 25, at its monthly perigee (officially, May 26), the closest distance this year to Earth.
And because the size of the moon's orbit varies slightly over time, each month's perigee is not always the same distance from Earth.
Because its orbit around Earth is egg-shaped, there are times during the lunar cycle when the moon is at its shortest distance from Earth (called perigee) and times when the moon is at its farthest distance from Earth (called apogee).
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