(PhysOrg.com) -- The full moon is seen as it rises near the Lincoln Memorial, Saturday, March 19, 2011, in Washington.
The full moon tonight is called a super perigee moon since it is at its closest to Earth in 2011.
The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March 1993.
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