The Largest Supermoon To Show On 8 April, Wednesday (GMT+8)

The Largest Supermoon To Show On 8 April, Wednesday (GMT+8)

There is light even during the darkest of pandemics.

While most of us are on lockdown this month, here’s something shiny that you can perhaps view from your home. The largest supermoon of the year is set to make an appearance on 8 April 2020, Wednesday at 2.09am (GMT+8).

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According to NASA, the moon will be at its perigee at this point in time. In other words, it’s the nearest the moon will be to the Earth in 2020. It will only be 357,016.803 kilometres away, to be exact. Hence, the night sky’s huge crystal ball will look 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a regular moon as far as the plain eye can see — and that’s pretty much why we call it the “supermoon”!

Some people also refer to it as the “pink supermoon” due to the fact that it appears in the spring when pink wildflowers bloom. So we hate to break it to you, but the naming convention has nothing to do with the actual colour of the moon. No rose-tinted crystal ball in the sky to see here, folks. 

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Nonetheless, if you’re lucky enough to live in a house and neighbourhood that can afford you a good look at the largest and brightest supermoon of the year, you should definitely try to catch it and snap a photo. Don’t forget to post it on social media (and tag us on Instagram @tripzillamag!) to share it with friends who aren’t as lucky as to catch a glimpse of the moon in the confines of their home. We’re all quarantined, after all!

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Therese Sta. Maria
Therese Sta. Maria

Therese's close friends know that if they haven’t seen her around recently, then she’s probably having an adventure with her luggage and camera in hand. Though she loves staying at home and spending lazy afternoons with friends, there are times when she has to be "away from home to feel at home," — that’s when she’s bitten by the travel bug. See her travels on Instagram @reesstamaria.


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