When The Moon Hits Your Eye

When the moon hits your eye March 19, it’s going to look a little bigger than usual.

The moon is closer than you think!

Saturday’s full moon will be a super “perigee moon” — the biggest in almost 20 years. This celestial event is far rarer than the famed blue moon, which happens once about every two-and-a-half years.

“The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” said Geoff Chester with the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington. “I’d say it’s worth a look.”

Many parks departments across the country are planning full-moon night hikes and viewing events. Check with your local park to see what it might be offering.

For more information on this lunar event, go to http://bit.ly/hE9QRe

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