"What's Super Moon Saturday?" you ask?
The moon orbits the Earth in an elliptical orbit, so sometimes it is closer than others. Once every lunar month (28 days), there is a full moon. Sometimes the full moon occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth (at it's perigee).
Watch for it tonight. The moon will look fuller than normal. If you have even a drop of werewolf blood in your pedigree, you may feel the urge to howl.
"Super Moons" can occur up to 4 or even 6 times a year, but many people only use the term to describe extreme super moons which are less frequent.
Today's Super Moon is the strongest in18 years.
Because the moon affects tides, expect tides today to be more extreme than ordinary. There is however no scientific support for the belief that Super Moons affect earthquakes or tsunamis- after the recent Japan quake, some pundits blamed tonight's Super Moon, but that is not likely.
The full moon in March is also commonly called the Storm Moon because of the typically unsettled weather. This makes some folks believe that today's Super Moon will have special significance. Beyond that, however, I have found conflicting and vague theories as to whether or not this Super Moon, or Super Moons in general, has or have particular mystical pagan or Wicca significance.
Anybody out there who knows more?