The Perigee Moon or Supermoon of 2012
We were about to go to the hospital a while ago when I caught a glimpse of the rising waning gibbous moon (almost full) across the road. Luckily I always have my point-and-shoot camera with me and I was able to take an image. It’s quite a challenge because a lot of vehicles were running on the road. Haha!
Anyway, I hope it won’t rain tomorrow night so that everyone of us could witness this year’s perigee moon or Supermoon 🙂 It’s the biggest and closest full moon of the year.
According to NASA, “it will be as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons of 2012”.
Moon closest: May 6 at 11:29 am PHT
Full moon: May 6 at 11:35 am PHT