Moon to look bigger next weekend during ‘lunar perigee’
On March 19 the moon will reach a distance of just 221,567 miles from Earth – the nearest it will have come since 1992.
Previous “supermoons” occured around the time natural disasters - including the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and Cyclone Tracy which devastated the Australian city of Darwin in 1974 - but scientists say there is no evidence to suggest the phenomenon is a sign of impending doom.

Moon to look bigger next weekend during ‘lunar perigee’

On March 19 the moon will reach a distance of just 221,567 miles from Earth – the nearest it will have come since 1992.

Previous “supermoons” occured around the time natural disasters - including the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and Cyclone Tracy which devastated the Australian city of Darwin in 1974 - but scientists say there is no evidence to suggest the phenomenon is a sign of impending doom.