There are those who believe that a full moon puts them in a strange mood and even causes them to behave in a peculiar manner.
Some, though, want to credit the moon with even greater powers.
A week before the earthquake in Japan, there was already consternation in some quarters about the so-called supermoon. This will occur on March 19 when the moon comes extremely close to the earth. That's 221,567 miles, to be a little more precise.