Published On: May 04 2012 11:15:07 PM EDT Updated On: May 04 2012 11:15:51 PM EDT Super Moon can be seen Saturday ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The biggest and brightest full moon of the year will arrive Saturday night. It’s called a supermoon, but don’t expect any spike in crime or huge high tides because of it.Saturday night the largest full moon of the year will appear in the sky. Our celestial neighbor will be about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons.But that’s not what earned it the title of supermoon. “It’s called the supermoon when within 12 hours of the moon becoming full, either before or after, it’s also at its closest approach at perigee,” explained CEO of Da Vinci Science Center Troy Thrash.Let me make that clearer. The moon orbits the earth in an oval shape once each month, and each month it reaches a point closest to earth called perigee. At 11:35 Saturday night the moon will be at its closest, about 222,000 miles away, and it will also be full. That combination makes this a supermoon.”For it to happen like this where it becomes full and it’s at its closest to the earth about one minute apart is extremely rare,” said Thrash. “So this is a really exciting time for astronomers.”So you could actually call this an extreme supermoon.”Something we’re probably not gonna see again in our lifetimes,” said Thrash.The best time to see the moon’s super-ness is when the orb is along the horizon after rising and just before setting. Viewing the moon behind buildings and trees creates an optical illusion so it appears even larger.For sky watchers, Cinco de Mayo will also be a party in the sky. The supermoon coincides with the peak of the Aquarid meteor shower. While you’re checking out the huge moon you should also be able to see 50-60 meteors per hour.”The Earth is essentially going to be passing through the orbit of Haley’s comet,” said Thrash.The moon won’t be as big and bright as this week’s moon for another two years.So get outside and enjoy it! Copyright 2012 WFMZ. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.