KUALA LUMPUR – The public will have the opportunity to witness a Supermoon or ‘perigee’, when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, on Monday Nov 14.
The National Space Agency (ANGKASA) in a statement today said the phenomenon on Nov 14 will see the largest Supermoon as the moon will be at its closest distance to Earth in 68 years.
“Although this phenomenon has happened on May 6, 2012; June 23, 2013; August 10, 2014 and Sept 28, 2015, this time this is going to be the largest Supermoon. Members of the public should take the opportunity to watch this Supermoon as this phenomenon where the moon is the largest will not come for another 18 years,” it said.
On Monday, the Supermoon phenomenon will occur at 7.24pm and the moon will become a full moon at 9.54pm.
“The position of the moon at perigee makes it looks much larger than normal. However, the physical size has not changed at all,” the statement said.
People can visit the agency’s website, Facebook page and Twitter for more information and to share images related to Supermoon. – BERNAMA