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New Years Supermoon

New Years Supermoon

Southern Cape Astronomy Club

First Full Moon of the year:

The first Full Moon of 2018 is on the 2nd January at 04:24. It also happens to be the largest one of the year with an angular diameter of 33.7' (arcseconds), that's over half a degree. The smallest Full Moon occurs on the 26th August with an angular diameter of 29.4' across.

Full Moon rise for Pearly Beach on New Years day is at 19:18 and on the 2nd at 20:21, the illuminated fraction is 0.998% & 0.993% respectively, times are SAST. Moonrise on both evening will be close to being 100% sunlit and special to view. The one image below shows some of the naked eye features that can be seen, while the second one shows a comparison between a large and small Full Moon.

New Years Supermoon

Kos Coronaios

Southern Cape Astronomy Club meets at least once a month for stargazing or observation evenings close to new Moon or during astronomical related events. The well-established club is based in Pearly Beach just outside Gansbaai. Click on ‘More Info’ below to find out more about Southern Cape A...

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