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Bigger, brighter ‘supermoon’ to rise early Wednesday – Pagasa

/ 06:12 PM April 06, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A “bigger, brighter” moon will glow in the Philippine sky early Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has reported.

A “supermoon” appears when the moon orbits closest to Earth during its full phase. It can be as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an apogee full moon.

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Pagasa said the moon would reach its closest point to Earth on at 02:09 a.m. with a perigee distance of 357,016.803 km.

“However, a 30 percent difference in brightness can easily be masked by clouds or the competing glare of urban lights,” Pagasa noted.

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