Tonight, the Moon is the the closest to earth that its been in 15 years. At 5PM EST the Moon was 221,559 miles away, which translates to it being about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than your average full moon. In fact it was only 118 miles further way than at any point between the years 1750 and 2125. I went out at about that time, mas-o-menos, to soak up the history of the event. It was big but I couldn't have said it was 14% bigger than normal. It did, however, seem brighter than normal. In any case, I believe the science even if my uncalibrated eyeballs couldn't tell the size difference. I took a bunch of photos with my digital camera with varied setting. These are the two best ones (as usual, click for a bigger version). I used only pre-canned settings and these made everything brighter than in real life.
(Facts via Maryland Weather.)