Observe a 'Super Moon' on Saturday Night

That's no moon. It's a super moon.

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    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.

    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.