Biggest supermoon of 2019 lights up Singapore sky

Biggest supermoon of 2019 lights up Singapore sky

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The supermoon as seen from the Pinnacle@Duxton in Singapore on Feb 19, 2019. (Photo: A Kannan)

SINGAPORE: Moongazers in Singapore were treated to a visual spectacle on Tuesday night (Feb 19) as a supermoon lit up the skies. 

A supermoon is when a full moon is at its closest approach to the earth, causing it to appear larger than the usual full moons that year, according to the Science Centre Singapore.

Supermoon Jurong West
The supermoon as seen from Jurong West in Singapore on Feb 19, 2019. (Photo: Nikita Mathur)

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The supermoon as seen from the Pinnacle@Duxton in Singapore on Feb 19, 2019. (Photo: A Kannan)

The organisation wrote in a Facebook post: "Best viewed at around 7.30pm, make sure to get a clear view of the skies and cross your fingers for good weather to witness this year’s supermoon!"

It suggested looking to the eastern horizon on Tuesday night to catch a glimpse of the phenomenon.

Supermoon close-up seen at Skyville@Dawson
The supermoon seen at Skyville@Dawson. (Photo: Tedd Jong Wei)

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The supermoon is seen over Chinatown in Singapore on Feb 19, 2019. (Photo: Joyce)

Tuesday's supermoon was the biggest and brightest of the year so far.

It coincided with Chap Goh Mei, which marked the end of the 15-day Chinese New Year celebrations.

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The supermoon is seen beside a building in Singapore on Feb 19, 2019. (Photo: A Kannan)

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The supermoon as seen from The Pinnacle@Duxton in Singapore on Feb 19, 2019. (Photo: A Kannan)

Housewife Norliana Fairyliasha Love Raymund caught a glimpse of the supermoon on Tuesday at around 8.45pm in Jurong.

Supermoon seen at Jurong
The supermoon shining bright in Jurong on Feb 19, 2019. (Photo: Norliana Fairyliasha Love Raymund)

"It is so beautiful, it's so, so bright," the 35-year-old told Channel NewsAsia.

"It's not (the) first time (seeing a supermoon) but definitely this time, supermoon is so beautiful," she added.

Supermoon seen from Clementi
The supermoon was also seen from Clementi. (Photo: Irana Pantow)

The supermoon was also seen from Clementi, with engineer Irana Pantow snapping a picture at around 9pm from the garden area of her HDB block.

"I was watching other families playing around in the garden while I was busy taking the picture," the 30-year-old told Channel NewsAsia.

Supermoon as seen from Mediacorp
The supermoon as seen from one-north. (Photo: Channel NewsAsia reader)

Supermoon Chinatown
The supermoon is seen over Chinatown in Singapore on Feb 19, 2019. (Photo: Joyce)

Nur Syaurah Rasif shot this picture above a block of flats in Sengkang at 9pm on Thursday.

Supermoon over Singapore
Supermoon pictured over Sengkang on Feb 19. (Photo: Nur Syaurah Rasif)

Channel NewsAsia readers also watched the supermoon from their homes or while out and about across Singapore, in areas including Hillview, Sengkang, Farrer Park, Ang Mo Kio and Jurong East, among others.

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The supermoon seen at Alexandra View at around 7pm. (Photo: Charles Lee) 

On Wednesday, the moon still appeared larger than usual.

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Photo of the moon over apartment blocks taken on Feb 20. (Photo: A Kannan)

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The moon on Feb 20, a day after the supermoon appeared in Singapore. (Photo: A Kannan)

The next supermoon of 2019 will be on Mar 21, the last of three for this year. 

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Source: CNA/nc(gs)

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