‘Supermoon’ over Cebu Tuesday night

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CBN Times — Here is ‘Supermoon’ something that might be interesting for you while you’re on home quarantine due to COVID-19.

Tuesday night (April 7, 2020) Check out the sky starting until early Wednesday for a chance to see 2nd time of year 2020 a bigger and brighter “supermoon.” The first was last March 9.

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“Supermoons” typically appear about six to seven per cent larger and 16 per cent brighter than a normal full moon.

The moon be closer to Earth than usual but it will also be a full moon. Scientists call this cosmic combo a “Supermoon”. The moon will be 221,855 miles away at its fullest Tuesday night, making it appear larger and more brilliant.

According to Inquirer.net:

What’s even more exciting is that the “supermoon” is expected to be seen shining brightly over Metro Cebu, according to Neds Delfin, a weather specialist of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Central Visayas (Pagasa-7).

“As of now, we can say nga cloudless atong atmosphere ana nga time and wa ta ga expect nga dili siya makita by then,” she said.

(As of now we can say that the atmosphere for later will be cloudless so we are not expecting that it will not be visible by then.)

Delfin said the “supermoon” will start to show at 5:15 pm on Tuesday and will reach its maximum visibility at Wednesday dawn.

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