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Here Comes the Vaguely Exciting Supermoon

A full moon rises behind the Empire State Building in New York in this view from Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, N.J., in this April 6, 2012 file photo. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night May 5, 2012 as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual. Saturday's event is a "supermoon," the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. At 11:34 p.m., the moon will be about 221,802 miles from Earth. That's about 15,300 miles closer than average. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Tomorrow night is Earth's annual close encounter with the moon, but don't get your hopes up: "If you're looking for a more thrilling lunar event, a larger supermoon is expected on Sept. 28, 2015, and the largest supermoon until 2034 will occur on Nov. 14, 2016." Patience, moon nerds.

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Photo: Julio Cortez/AP/Corbis