Super Moon, meteor shower set to dazzle Summary: On May 5-6 the full moon will appear larger because it's closer to Earth than any other time of the year. By Andy Smith | May 3, 2012 -- 09:45 GMT (02:45 PDT) Previous | Next Image 2 of 7 The normal sized full moon and Super Moon compared. Photo by NASA Topic: Nasa / Space Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.