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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.

3 comments found

  1. Oh I love this post- I am gonna check out the moon tonight for sure. Thank you so much for the suggestion.

  2. The Super moon was so beautiful here in Larvik, Norway. The sky was really clear and the moon seemed to light up the whole sky. I couldn't stop staring at it through my telescope. Saturn was also close by keeping the moon company. Hope you stop by my site and read about the moon. I have some great links as well. Hope you got to see it.

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