The Moon may appear larger and brighter on Saturday

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Stargazers may notice a difference in the moon this Saturday. Not only will the moon appear in its full phase, but it will also make its closest approach to Earth in 18 years. Assistant Scientist of the Astronomy Department at the University of Florida, Francisco Reyes, says viewers may notice a change in size and brightness in the moon. Santa Fe College Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Director James Albury says this event allows the community to learn more about the moon and provides a romantic moment for couples. The proximity of the moon may also affect high tides in coastal areas world-wide. The best time to view the moon will be at sunset around 7 p.m. on Saturday night.

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