July 12, 2014 Supermoon sighted in Cavite, Philippines at 7:45pm (took this with an Olympus E-520 with 40-150mm)
Another astronomical event just occurred hours ago, and I found about this Supermoon event this morning while reading the news online. Thanks to my sis and several FB sharers about the 1st Supermoon of 2014. According to experts that this is the 1st of 3 Supermoon that will happen for the rest of the year.
check out the news below
The first of three "supermoons" for 2014, where the moon could appear bigger and brighter than the average full moon, may occur on Saturday evening (Philippine time).
Saturday's supermoon could peak at about 7:25 p.m. (7:25 a.m. EDT), according to an article posted on The Huffington Post.
"On Saturday, the moon will be 222,611 miles away from Earth – that's 30,000 miles closer than at its farthest distance in 2014. The moon will be at its closest this year on Aug. 10, when it will be 221,748 miles from Earth," it said.
It added that after Saturday, two more supermoons are expected this year, on Aug. 10 and Sept. 9.
A supermoon, also known as a perigee moon, happens when a moon turns full at about the same time it reaches perigee, or its closest point to Earth during its orbit. – via GMA News
according to Yahoo! News, our moon will be much closer on Sunday morning
“A brighter and bigger moon will be observed as early as Thursday night until the full moon on Saturday (July 12),” he said in an interview.
“The moon this weekend will appear 10 percent bigger and its illumination will be more prominent than ordinary moons. Its illumination on Thursday night was already 94 percent and we expect that it will reach 99 percent by Saturday,” he added.
The full moon will rise at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday and will set at 5:03 a.m. on Sunday. Its closest approach will be on July 13 at 8:28 a.m. at about 358,258 kilometers (km), Mendoza said.
A super moon also brings with it higher-than-usual tides. PAGASA said high tide, particularly along Manila Bay, at around 10 a.m. on Sunday is forecast to reach 1.46 meters. - Yahoo! News
And here’s my photo.
Above is my final photo, it was around 8pm when I took that photo.
at 7:20pm, our sky is very cloudy, Large clouds already blocks the gigantic moon as it rises through the horizon, it displays a yellowish color as it rises into the sky. It’s the biggest Supermoon that I have seen.
and here’s the Supermoon at around 7:45pm
Great to see you again Supermoon!
SEE YOU on August 10, 2014.