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If you plan to head out a week on Saturday (March 19th 2011), you might be tempted to put a silver bullet in your pocket and a string of garlic around your neck.

That's because scientists have revealed that the moon is to make its closest approach to earth since 1992 on that particular night, in an event known as a lunar perigee.

It will circle our planet from 221,567 miles away, meaning it will look particularly big in the sky.

Although some sources have expressed concern that it could cause severe weather events such as tsunamis, International Centre for Radio Astronomy spokesman Pete Wheeler told that there's no reason to panic.

"The earth will experience just a lower than usual low tide and a higher than usual high tide around the time of the event, but nothing to get excited about," he added.

You might want to watch out for werewolves and vampires though.

People have held superstitions about the moon for millennia, with carvings of the Aztec moon god Coyolxauhqui even found among the ruins of Tenochtitlan, Windows to the Universe reports.

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