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Biggest supermoon rounds off Chinese New Year, Singapore News & Top Stories

Biggest supermoon rounds off Chinese New Year, Singapore News & Top Stories

The event occurs when the Moon is at its lunar perigee, its shortest distance from the Earth, making it appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than at its lunar apogee, its furthest point.

Many people in Singapore kept their eyes peeled for the supermoon last night, when the full moon was said to be the biggest and brightest this year.

Cancel any plans you had to finish binging the rest of Russian Doll tonight, because space is gracing us with another celestial wonder: a second 2019 super moon!

Full moon nights bring out the romantic even in the most cynical of our lot. However, the moon will not be as big as the super snow moon event and will be referred to as the Super Worm Moon.

If your weather looks threatening, you can also catch sight of the full moon online, thanks to live broadcasts from the Virtual Telescope Project based in Rome, beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST (1630 GMT), and from Slooh, beginning at 7 p.m. EST (000 GMT).

When Can We See the 'Snow Moon?' Similarly, the hunger moon name comes from the lack or limited availability of food during winter.

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The moon's orbit around the Earth is not a flawless circle, but elliptical, with one side closer to the planet than the other. The moon's distance from Earth varies because its orbit is not circular, but elliptical.

Supermoon brightens sky on Lantern Festival: Visitors to Bedok Jetty yesterday evening were in for a special treat when a supermoon - said to be the biggest and brightest of the year - appeared in the sky.

According to NASA, to watch tonight's supermoon, or any full moon, simply look for the moon to rise in the east as the sun sets in the west.

A plane flies in the sky in front of the largest Supermoon of 2019 on February 19, 2019 in London, England. The optimum viewing is when the moon rises at sunset, which means you won't have to stay up too late to view it.

In order for a moon to be propelled to supermoon stardom it would have to be 226,000 miles away from the Earth.


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