At 8:35 p.m. PST on Saturday, the full moon will be the largest all year. This is because the moon is at its perigee meaning it's closer to the earth than any other time in its regular orbit.
The moon will be up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the other full moons of 2012, according to NASA.
Super perigee moons happen about once a year on average, but the moon of March 19, 2011, was almost 250 miles closer than Saturday's moon.
When the moon is on the perigee side of its orbit, it's about 31,000 miles closer to Earth than the apogee side. The only effects expected are slightly higher tides and many beautiful photos.
The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which is associated with Halley's comet, will coincide with the coming perigee moon. Its light will likely dim all but the brightest meteors.
The moon's orbit is more of an ellipse so at certain times the Moon is actually closer to the earth than other times. You may see a fuller moon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
In astrology the moon represents what we need to feel safe, happy and fulfilled. When those needs aren't met we can go a little crazy and for that reason the full moon is associated with a time of madness. But rather than getting mad this month, instead look to find new ways to satisfy your needs. If your needs are satisfied often that positive feeling will spread to family and friends. Here's a quick list and a few ideas.
Are things not happening quick enough? If you've been waiting for other people to take an action to get things rolling see if there isn't some action you can take yourself to move things along.
Are you feeling financially insecure? Do a little inventory of what you have (full pantry, a nice TV, a car that runs) and an inventory of your talents (your accounting degree or your handyman skills, your ability to cook or your rapport with people) and you'll feel better in no time.
Are you feeling lonely? This is a perfect month to try a new social or business group. Meetup.com lists about 1,500 meetings happening in the area each week. Try something you haven't done in a while like bowling, a photography class, or yoga at the beach.
Finally,take a few minutes this weekend and gaze at the moon. It is a marvelous sight. And this month it will be even more spectacular.
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