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Full Hunter's Moon rising over Cleveland this weekend is unique

There will be a full moon Oct. 14, 2016. (AP Images) There will be a full moon Oct. 14, 2016. (AP Images)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

If you're looking for something to do Saturday, grab your jacket, get away from the city lights, and check out this Saturday night's full moon. It just so happens to be a "super moon," as well.

Let's back up for a second. We all know what a full moon is, but what is a super moon?

According to astrologer Richard Nolle, who invented the term, a super moon is a new or full moon that happens "with the moon at or near (within 90 percent of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit."

This month's super moon will appear about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a typical full moon.

The October full moon is also known by another name: the Hunter's moon. The October full moon was given that name because it rises later, giving hunters of yesteryear more light for hunting. 

The moon will be at its fullest just after midnight Saturday evening. (That would be early Sunday morning at 12:23 a.m.) If you're not one for staying up late, the moon will appear nearly full tonight and tomorrow evening.

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