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Super full moon shines brightly this weekend

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A "supermoon" rises this weekend.

The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual.

While the moon will appear 14 percent larger normal and 30 percent brighter, most skywatchers won't be able to notice the difference. Still, astronomers say it's worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.

You should be able to see it Saturday and Sunday night.

The moon will be closest and turn full around 7:30 a.m. EDT, making it the best time to view.

As in any supermoon event, high tides are forecast because of the moon's proximity, but the effect is expected to be small.

Forget about the myths that swirl every time a supermoon appears. There's no link to higher crime or bizarre behavior. Scientists say that's just lunacy.

If you capture it in a photo email it to us: myweatherphoto@gmail.com

More about the Supermoon from SKY GUY Greg Redfern on Ask Tony and Tucker

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/22652465/ask-tony-and-tucker-super-moon#axzz2Ws9ng6qE

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