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Super Full Moon this Sunday (but we may have too many clouds in Phuket)

The biggest Super Full Moon this year will occur on Sunday, December 3, and will be visible from 6pm onward in Thailand, a leading astronomer said on Tuesday.

Saran Poshyachinda, the director of the National Astronomical Research Institute, said next month’s phenomenon will occur when the moon’s orbit is closest to the earth, and will be about 357,973 kilometres away. He said the distance will be about 14 per cent shorter than the apogee phenomenon, when the moon is farthest from earth.

At that distance, the Supermoon on December 3 will be brighter than normal. Saran added that the biggest Supermoon for next year will occur on January 2 with the moon being about 356,595 kilometres from the earth.

Forward forecast for Sunday says there will be thunderstorms and a 90% of rain. Let’s hope things clear up so we can all get a good view.

STORY: The Nation

This post was last modified on March 28, 2018 2:18 am

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