Neil deGrasse Tyson is wrong. It pains me to write it but the world-famous astrophysicist, Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and superstar of our field is a Supermoon hater.
Saturday night's perigee moon acquired the name "Super Moon," as well as, by some, the attribution of super powers, enough to have caused Japan's 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster
The speculation that the full moon and its gravitational effect on Earth could trigger earthquakes and other natural disasters is getting attention in some quarters.
On March 19, just two days before the spring equinox, the moon will be positioned very close to the Earth.