The largest full moon of 2012 known as a “supermoon” takes place on the evening of May 5, 2012, Saturday and with forecasted clear skies, Cagayan de Oro might just see it.

This month’s full moon may be substantially larger and brighter than usual. A “supermoon” is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, or perigee. Accordingly, on May 5, the moon will just be 356,955 kilometers from the Earth. Below is a comparison of the supermoon last year (2011) to a usual full moon.

Experts said that it is best to watch just before or after it sets, just behind houses, buildings, trees, mountains or any other structures to create optical illusion. So grab your cameras, tripods, etc…

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