Super Full Blue Moon Visible in Thailand Tonight!

PHOTO: NARIT

Thailand –

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.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.