8 Best Places In Singapore To Catch The Super Worm Moon

8 Best Places In Singapore To Catch The Super Worm Moon

It is a supernatural delight.

The second super-moon of the year is set to illuminate the night sky and captivate avid sky-gazers in the wee hours of Tuesday. On 10 March, when the clock strikes 1.47am, Singapore will witness a celestial phenomenon colloquially known as the ‘super worm moon’ as it officially peaks. 

According to NASA Science, a super-moon comes about when the moon’s orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full. When a full moon appears at perigee (which is an average distance of about 363,300 kilometres from Earth), it is moderately brighter and larger than a regular full moon. To be precise, it appears up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual. 

Why is it called a super worm moon though? The astronomical event derives its name from earthworm casts that surface as the ground thaws at the beginning of spring. 

Keen to watch the spectacular super-moon emanate a divine aura of everlasting magic and hope? Here are some places in our little red dot to behold the remarkable occurrence in all its intense and vivid glow. 

Changi Beach Park

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Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this oldest coastal park in Singapore offers many great spots to catch the super worm moon. With a stunning view of the sprawling coastline and the apparent junction of the earth and sky sailing toward the horizon, you are sure to spot the magnificent moon. 

East Coast Park

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The 15-kilometre stretch of beaches at East Coast Park is frequently lined with astrophiles and avid moon-gazers alike, hoping to snap great shots of celestial objects lighting up the night sky. Enjoy the gentle sound of the waves crawling steadily towards the shore as you look up to the vast expanse of midnight blue sky.

West Coast Park

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West-siders, fret not! We have got you covered too. West Coast Park, a family-friendly park nestled in the Southwest of Singapore, boasts a camping site that’s an ideal location to camp out overnight with your loved ones under the glittering sky while anticipating the super-moon appearance. 

Singapore Botanic Gardens

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The Singapore Botanic Gardens, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, is located at the heart of the city. This reposeful verdant landscape offers an unparalleled view of the wide blue yonder, where you can soak up the brilliant spectacle while lounging at the accessible fields by the Eco Lake, Symphony Lake, Swan Lake and the Bandstand.

Seletar Rocket Tower 

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The rocket ship-shaped lookout tower erected at Seletar Reservoir looms at 60 feet and overlooks a 2,700-acre reservoir. Climbing to the observation deck will provide you with an unobstructed view of the night sky – the perfect spot to watch the super worm moon glimmering in all its glory amidst the lush greenery. 

Springleaf Nature Park

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Tucked in the area of Upper Thomson abound in forest, Springleaf Nature Park used to be a kampung but the six-hectare park has been created as green buffers to protect the reserves from the impact of urbanisation at the present time. With an extensive trail network, you can scour the best spot to catch a glimpse of the celestial occurrence. Ostensibly, it is one of the least light-polluted regions in Singapore so there is a good chance for you to spot the super worm moon.

Henderson Waves

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Henderson Waves, the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore that resembles a series of undulating waves emerging from the lush jungle, is positioned within an exceptional setting. It is an idyllic spot to catch the naturally occurring physical entity beyond the earth’s atmosphere. The wooden boardwalk suspended 36 metres above the ground comes equipped with built-in niches for you to lean back and take in the striking vision relaxedly. 

Marina Barrage

Head to the rooftop of Marina Barrage for an unimpeded view of the inky night sky filled with specks of light to watch the full moon rise to its glorious beauty. The elevated patch of green space overlooking the city’s skyline makes for the best photo op – what more with the sublime super worm moon enhancing the mesmerising backdrop of Downtown Singapore. 

There you have it — the best spots in Singapore to catch the out of the ordinary super worm moon appearance. Do not forget your binoculars or telescope for a better viewing experience.

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