This month there was a news story about the super moon (closest approach / full moon / brightest). Although true, the moon is actually only appearing 1% larger than last month when no one mentioned the full moon even. Apparently this has some astrological significance too, but I don’t believe that because I am born under Taurus the bull.
Informative page can be found here.
An astronomer on the radio also mentioned that when the moon looks large because it is near the horizon (due to our perception that overhead is near and horizon is far away) we can dispel the illusion by bending over and looking at the moon through our legs.