Friday's Full Moon
In case you missed it, Friday's full moon was the biggest and brightest it's been for 18 years. This phenomenon is part of the Saros cycle which saw the moon's orbit brought closest to Earth. It does this every 18 years and 11.3 days to be precise.
According to Dr Jim O'Donnell, of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, it was also "higher in the sky than usual. The combination of those two very rare circumstances gives us a rather spectacular full Moon."
For the same reason the Moon in June appeared lower in the sky than it had for 20 years, creating the optical illusion that it was larger - when viewed in relation to the horizon.
I know a lot has been written debunking any scientific connection between lunar cycles and human behaviour, however those of you with women folk may find it reassuring that this is not going to happen again for another 18 years!