Micro full moon spotted by Thais in several areas


  • Thailand
  • Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022

BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) has posted pictures of full moon from the night of Tuesday (Jan 18), which is this year’s farthest micro full moon.

A micro full moon or micro moon is the phenomenon that a full moon or a new moon coincides with apogee, the point in the moon’s orbit farthest away from Earth.

“The micro full moon is currently about 401,011km away from the Earth and is visible to the naked eye on the east after sunset or from 6.30pm until dawn on Wednesday,” said NARIT on its facebook page.

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