On 14th November 2016 the moon was closest to the earth along its elliptical orbit. The last time was 68 years ago and the next will be 18 years later.
Singaporeans apparently missed the opportunity to view and photograph the supermoon due to bad weather.
Malaysians were more fortunate. The superb image of the supermoon above was captured by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS from his hometown in Ipoh, Perak at 0500 hours Malaysian time.
A supermoon is when a full moon is at its closest point to earth on its elliptical orbit. The 14th November astronomical phenomenon was a record-breaking supermoon, the biggest since 68 years ago. The next opportunity will be on 25th November 2034, 18 years later.
There will normally be one supermoon every year and a couple of months LINK. But this year there are three supermoons in a row – in October, November and December. However the November supermoon was the most spectacular of the three. And it appeared up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter.
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
14th November 2016