In this image provided by NASA the full moon is seen as it rises near the Lincoln Memorial, Saturday evening March 19, 2011, in Washington. The full moon tonight is called a "Super Perigee Moon" since it is at it's closest to Earth in 2011. The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993. (AP Photo/NASA - Bill Ingalls)
May 5, 2012 8:38:14 PM PDT
MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer
NEW YORK - May 05, 2012 --
The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual.