A BIGGER AND BRIGHTER ‘SUPERMOON’ IS SET TO RISE ON HOLY WEDNESDAY

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Make your telescopes ready. The supermoon is going to shine the brightest and appears to be the biggest on April 8, Holy Wednesday.

According to the report by Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA, Supermoon would reach its closest point on Earth at 02:09 am with a perigee distance of 57, 016.803 km.

PAGASA added that there might be a difference of 30 percent in brightness due to they competing glare of urban lights.

A supermoon is an astronomical phenomenon in which Earth’s moon is full, on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun, and at its closest point to the planet

According to National Geographic “The colloquial term “supermoon” was created in 1979 by Richard Nolle, an American astrologist. He claimed the lunar event would cause natural disasters; however, this prediction is unfounded.”

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