I'm not aware that there will be a super moon last night. I got reminded by our companion during our trip in Calatagan, Batangas. We saw the moon so dark yellow last night covered by rain clouds, but it was around 8pm when we started to observe the moon while we are in a moving vehicle. Then I googled and read that the moon's closest position to Earth is at around 7:32pm.
So we missed the Super moon, its biggest, brightest and closest to Earth.
But its okay, we still took a shot of the moon and at around 9:30pm, we went out and started taking photos.
I'm glad there's clear sky in Calatagan, Batangas.
Took this photo using my Olympus E-520 DSLR with 40-150mm m.Zuicko lens.
See you on August 2014 Super moon!
Pinoys may miss ‘supermoon’ tonight
MANILA, Philippines - With rains blocking the night sky, the state weather bureau said Filipinos might miss out on the biggest “supermoon” this year which will happen tonight.
Rex Guerrero of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)’s astronomical observatory yesterday said that when there is a full moon and it moves close to the earth, the phenomenon is called a supermoon because the moon would appear bigger.
Guerrero said that the supermoon happens around five to six times a year, and that the biggest supermoon for this year will take place tonight at 7:32 p.m.
Guerrero said the moon will be 49,499 kilometers from the earth this evening.
However, he said that with the presence of the southwest monsoon which has been bringing rains to parts of the country these past few days, there is a possibility that some Filipinos would not be able to get a clear look at the moon.
“Normally, the supermoon could stay at its peak for about an hour, so the public will just have to wait for the rains to stop and, from the windows of their homes, they can look up and see the moon,” Guerrero said.
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Last year, the country experienced a total of five supermoons.
Guerrero also said that high tides are expected because of the full moon.