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You definitely want to view the video linked to this LA Times article: Super moon 2012: ‘Gloriously full,’ with 14% more lunar excitement

According to NASA‘s calculations, 11:34 p.m. EDT Saturday is the moment when the moon will hit your eye like a big pizza pie, to paraphrase Dean Martin. It’s “super moon” time.

NASA is letting its enthusiasm show in a new video on the subject. “The timing is almost perfect,” it notes. At 11:34 (that’s 8:34 p.m. Pacific), May’s full moon will reach perigee  –  the closest point to Earth in its elliptical pattern — and “only one minute later, the moon will line up with the Earth and the sun to become gloriously full.”

Sometime Saturday evening, the moon should present some spectacular photo ops. I would like to find it rising over beautiful scenery … or even a tree or cactus. I’ll look for it. But tonight, I caught her high in the sky.

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