The moon is getting up close and personal with Earthlings on Saturday night -- 50,000 miles closer.
Our nearest celestial cousin will appear bigger and brighter than normal on Saturday night, according to the San Francisco Appeal online newspaper -- a so-called "super moon," in fact.
Also known as a "perigee moon," the last time the man in the moon strayed so close to an earthly orbit was in March 2011, according to experts.
In addition to a larger, brighter night sky reading lamp, the closer moon will also pull the earth's ocean tides about a inch higher, the National Oceanic and Atmopsheric Administration reported.
The moon will look *really* big at moonrise or moonset, when it's against the horizon and looks, by comparison to buildings and other man-made objects in close proximity, super-big. Like crazy super-big.
The moon will be closest to the earth at 8:34 p.m., according to the newspaper.