"SUPER MOON" TONIGHT: Tonight's full Moon is a perigee moon, as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons of 2012. This is a harmless but beautiful astronomical phenomenon. Enjoy the moonlight!I found this humorous, not because I expect tonight's Full Moon to bring about catastrophes in any way, but because it was clearly discounting of the effects of lunations -- and, since at the very least, Full Moons affect the ocean's tides, I think we can hazard a guess that they affect other watery manifestations (humans and their emotional bodies), too! Especially given the fact that this Full Moon is in Scorpio, arguably the most emotionally intense of the 12 zodiac signs.
Still, the main point is that tonight's Full Moon will be the closest to the Earth, and therefore the largest in appearance, of all the Full Moons of 2012 -- so, if you get a chance and some clear skies, be sure to take a look tonight! The lunation will be exact at 8:36pm PDT (11:36pm EDT).
And, if anyone takes a good photo of the event, I'd love to see it! Please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postscript: Lisa Perry in Valley View, Texas sent me several gorgeous photos of the SuperMoon, taken by her husband Jim Perry. Here's one of them -- many thanks, Lisa and Jim!