In Love With Full Moon; Much More With "Supermoon"
A full moon never failed to mesmerized me since childhood. Every month, I checked on the calendar to confirm the date when the full moon will appear. The moon has long been a symbol of mystery and intrigue. I don’t know if it reflects my personality.
The early morning tomorrow, March 20, is so special to me. After 18 years, the moon will come closer to Earth. The last time was March 1993. I hope to see the biggest full moon this year. This is what observers dubbed as a “supermoon.”
As I confirmed with Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services (Pagasa) Chief Undersecretary Graciano Yumul, at 3 o’clock in the morning, the moon will arrive at its closest point to the Earth. It has a distance of 221, 565 miles or 356, 575 kilometers away. At its peak, the supermoon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter.
However, on my way home from work tonight, I’m worried about the cloudy sky. I just hope it will be cleared later. I really want to experience the supermoon!
They said it will likely to appear as if you could touch it.