The full moon tonight is being called a supermoon because it will be much closer to Earth and much brighter than usual. "If a full moon affects the human body, then a supermoon surely would send those effects into overdrive, leading to even more pregnancies, epileptic seizures, surgery screw-ups, suicides, assaults and various other types of biological havoc. Surely, it would. The operative word, of course, is 'if.' And the Skeptic's Dictionary begins a nice distillation of moon-related folklore this way: 'The full moon has been linked to crime, suicide, mental illness, disasters, accidents, birthrates, fertility, and werewolves, among other things.'"