I don't know, is it because we're closer to the equator? Is the moon actually closer to us here?
When there is a full moon in Haiti, everything is lit up like those old black-and-white cowboy westerns, where they'd shoot the night scenes in the middle of the day and then just crank down the stop on the camera so that it 'appeared' to be a moonlit night. I'm not kidding. I don't even need a flashlight.
Here's a shot looking out at the ocean at night.