Senior Lecturer in Physics at the University of Colombo, Dr. Chandana Jayaratne said that this phenomenon occurs each month but rarely does it occur on a full moon day. Today, the Sun and Moon will be lined up with the earth's equator since it's almost the time of the vernal equinox.
The moon lies only 356,575 kilometers away but earlier this month; it swung to apogee on March 6 where the moon was 406,583 kilometers distant.
This phenomenon is said to have no impact on any natural disasters, and the public is warned not to panic though there would be high tides. According to scientists there could be no correlation between the moon being in close proximity of the earth and natural disasters yet.