November 14 Supermoon night: Best places to watch the biggest moon in Singapore

Experts say the supermoon will be visible from 6.46 pm to 9.52 pm in Singapore.

Supermoon night: Singapore to experience the biggest moon in 70 years on Nov 14
The moon is seen behind the London Eye wheel a day before the "supermoon" spectacle in London, Britain, November 13, 2016. Reuters

The largest and the brightest full moon in nearly seven decades will be the closest to Earth on Monday, promising all the Singaporean sky-watchers a celestial "supermoon" spectacle.

In Singapore, the supermoon will be visible from 6.46 pm to 9.52 pm. Reports say that it will be nearest to Earth about two hours before that. The moon will set in the west at 7.18 am the next day.

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), this full moon or "supermoon," is extraordinarily special as the size of the moon will not be this big until Nov 25, 2034.

"The full moon of Nov 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016, but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century," Nasa experts told The Straits Times.

Scientists said the moon can appear about 13 per cent bigger and about 30 per cent brighter on that day.

Punggol Waterway Park or Marina Barrage are a few of the best places in Singapore to watch the supermoon in its full glory. Places which have objects in the foreground, such as buildings, are the ideal locations to watch the full moon as it tends to create an optical illusion that makes the moon look even larger.

Thus, as long as the sky is clear of clouds on Monday it will be a visual treat for all Singaporeans. It will be a shame to miss this opportunity to experience the biggest moon in 70 years.

But, as the nation is going through a rainy inter-monsoon season, there might be possibilities of the weather ruining everything.