Astronomy enthusiasts await today the occurrence of the Super Moon – a phenomenon when the moon is closest to the Earth and is on its full moon cycle.
The full moon lunar perigee last happened 18 years ago and if you missed this one, don’t worry because the next super moon will occur just five years from now, on Nov. 14, 2016.
So go out tonight and gaze at one of the wonders of nature. The moon is expected to be 20 percent brighter and 15 percent bigger than a regular full moon tonight.
Furthermore, what’s more important now is to clarify that the super moon certainly did not cause the March 11 Japan earthquake and tsunami. Nevertheless, everyone should expect slightly higher than normal ocean tides and localized flooding in stormy areas tonight.