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It appeared bigger because of it's proximity. But that would be for near the horizon, or high in the sky. However, it was closest at at certain time (8:34PM PST here), and yes, the position near the horizon also was what made it appear larger.
It was 14% larger not because of it's being near the horizon, but because it was nearest Earth at that time. A Guy
Very interesting. Thanks -- You might be seeing short posts like this in the near future as I near 2000 posts.
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