Super Blue Moon and Halo Observed from Hong Kong

October 09, 2023

 

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Photographer: Matthew Chin     
Summary Authors: Matthew Chin; Jim foster

Shown above is the super blue moon I observed from Yuen Long, Hong Kong just after midnight, on August 31, 2023. The Moon happened to be closest to Earth (perigee) on the 30th/31st when it was in its full phase. Thus, it's termed a supermoon. Moreover, because this was the 2nd full moon of the month, it's referred to as a blue moon. Note also the faint 22-degree lunar halo.

 

Yuen Long, Hong Kong Coordinates: 22.4445, 114.0222


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