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Year’s Smallest Full Moon Looms Large

Image: A full moon backlights an airplane
A full moon backlights an airplane on its final approach to Los Angeles International Airport over Whittier, Calif. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Nick Ut / AP

A full moon backlights an airplane on its final approach to the Los Angeles International Airport over Whittier, Calif. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. While the moon appears to be large, it is actually the smallest full moon of 2014.