On March 19th, a full moon will swing closer to the earth than it has in 18 years and one astrologer believes it could produce massive damage to the planet.

When the moon goes super-extreme, Nolle says, chaos will ensue: Huge storms, earthquakes, volcanoes and other natural disasters can be expected to wreak havoc on Earth.

This is according to Richard Nolle, a noted astrologer who runs the web site atrsopro.com.  While it should be noted that astrology is not a real science, actual scientists have been studying such a scenario for decades. Most anyone with a basic knowledge of science knows that the moon, under even normal conditions, makes its presence known here on earth causing the ebb and flow of the ocean tides. John Vidale, a seismologist at the University of Washington in Seattle and director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says:

"Both the moon and sun do stress the Earth a tiny bit, and when we look hard we can see a very small increase in tectonic activity when they're aligned,"

But while the idea of such a thing actually happening isn't TOTALLY bonkers, researchers and scientists say there's really no reason to panic or start stocking up on groceries or building fall out shelters.

"A lot of studies have been done on this kind of thing by USGS scientists and others," John Bellini, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey, told Life's Little Mysteries. "They haven't found anything significant at all."

I guess we'll know for sure when the morning of March 20th rolls around though hu?

In the meantime, we'll continue to pray for the victims of todays earthquake and tsunami. Here's a link to the American Red Cross information page.