February 19’s ‘Super Snow Moon’ was said to be the most vivid the moon will get this year. This is because the moon was experiencing what is called lunar perigee. This basically means the moon’s orbit had reached its closest point to earth (at 356,800km or 221,700 miles, for those interested).
We previously alerted you to this astrological event but in case you had to miss it (or just didn’t have the equipment to fully appreciate it like me), don’t worry. Our readers quickly came to the rescue by sharing their own astonishing photos so let’s live vicariously through them!
The first is from Jayson Gabriel Garcia. Can you believe how icy the moon looks?
These photos from Myro Diaz and Mikhail Santos really have the moon owning its ‘Snow Moon’ title:
Photo from Myro Diaz
Photo from Mikhail Santos
Justin Joachim Legaspi took this great landscape shot that makes the moon look a literal heavenly body:
It’s a pretty known fact that the sky outside of Metro Manila is just so much clearer, but these shots from Pasig City and Quezon City shows us there are ways to get around that!
Photo from Franz Maico
Photo from Jon Limpo
This shot from Jozelle Rosanes was actually taken on February 18 but astrologers say that this super moon actually spanned 2 nights: February 18 and 19!
Gary Nepomuceno’s wide-shot of the Makati skyline really puts things in persepective:
Avynne Knows showed off this shot from Borongan City in Eastern Samar. She was using an HD Optical Monocular telescope lens attachment but I think the moon might just look better there then in Manila.
Is it just me or do these photos make the moon look like the Deathstar?
Photo from John Ramos
Photo from Meldrick Fernandez
Joshua Relova seriously needs to let us know where he was able to capture this because even just the sky is breathtaking!
These tiny moons are just so cute!
Photo from Sean Calvo
Photo from Paola Aquino
Finally, this classic shot from Rey Tagum:
I was honestly in awe of these photos. If you were as well, then you won’t want to miss the next (and last!) super moon of 2019. Mark March 21 on your calendars so you don’t forget!
Share your own photos of the Super Snow Moon with us in the comments!