In this Thursday, March 17, 2011 picture, the moon rises above the Jackson Building tower in downtown Asheville, N.C. as the building is bathed in orange light from the setting sun. There's a full ... more 
In this Thursday, March 17, 2011 picture, the moon rises above the Jackson Building tower in downtown Asheville, N.C. as the building is bathed in orange light from the setting sun. There's a full moon Saturday, March 19, 2011 but it won't be just any old full moon. It'll be bigger and brighter. It will appear larger than normal as it makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 20 years. Scientists estimate the “supermoon” rising in the East at sunset will appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter at its peak. It will be more than 221,000 miles away _ the closest to Earth since March 1993. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Asheville Citizen-Times, Bill Sanders
Sun, Mar 20, 2011 7:16 PM EDT