The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) is inviting people to watch the ‘Super Full Moon’ on Wednesday night (August 30th).
A Super Full Moon is when the full moon is the closest to the Earth in a calendar year. The distance of the moon from the Earth will be about 357,334 kilometers. The night will also be the second full moon of the month and it is also called the ‘Blue Moon’.
The ‘Super Full Moon’ will appear to be a little bit larger than normal. When compared with a normal full moon in regular times, it will be about seven percent bigger and 15 percent brighter.
A good time to watch the ‘Super Full Moon’ will be from 6:09 P.M. on Wednesday (August 30th) until early Thursday morning (August 31st). One can watch with bare eyes as long as the skies remain clear, especially in the East. There will also be Saturn shining beside the moon. TPN notes that it may not be visible in all parts of Thailand and may be based on weather conditions.