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April's full moon, called Easter, arrives Sunday

Sunday brings us the first full moon of the new spring season in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing a lunar delight named – in part – for Easter. Full story

Saturn Forms Triangle with Moon and Star Saturday

Skywatchers who are outside Saturday evening have a chance to see an eye-catching celestial array as the nearly full moon, a bright planet, and a bright star gather together in the night sky. Full story

'Supermoon' Dazzles: Biggest Full Moon in 18 Years Amazes Skywatchers

The largest full moon in more than 18 years – a so-called "supermoon" – did not disappoint eager skywatchers around the world Saturday when it rose, big and bright, into Earth's night sky. Full story

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  'Super moon' draws eyes skyward

Chris Hayes explains why Saturday's full moon will look bigger and brighter than it has in years.

  Moonstruck: 'Supermoon' to rise Saturday

The full moon will be the closest it's been to earth in nearly 19 years on Saturday--and despite fears of a bad omen, experts say the so-called Supermoon is harmless. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

  Harvest moon celebrations in Asia

The brightest full moon of the year is celebrated across Asia with the traditional Harvest Moon or Mid-Autumn Festival. TODAYshow.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Torches illuminate Thai waters during moon festival

Nov. 3: Thousands of mini torches float along a river near Bangkok, Thailand as part of an annual full moon festival. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown has more details.

  Athens bathes in moonlight

Aug. 7: A full moon lights up the skies over Greece as thousands witness the country's ancient archeological sites by moonlight. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown reports.

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