Alexandra Pope, staff writer
March 20, 2011 — Canadians from coast-to-coast had their eyes -- and camera lenses -- fixed on the sky Saturday night for the largest and brightest full moon in nearly two decades.
The weather across much of Canada co-operated to afford people a good look at the full moon, which appeared about 20 per cent brighter and 15 per cent larger than usual.
The moon was at perigee, or the point in its orbit at which it comes closest to the earth. That created a visual spectacle and led to slightly higher than normal tides.