That was it.
An amazingly bright Supermoon, which was enlightining the skies of all the world. I had the luck to be in Cape Town in this moment and the sky was clear enough to spot this beautiful sight. Well, a lot windy, but clear.
What is a Supermoon?
A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.
This time it was even more special because it was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the last Supermoon.
What’s more, the full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034, according to a statement from NASA.
So, hope you catched it.
Luckily, every month a new full moon gets up in the sky and there is a super nice spot where to catch it again.
Where to watch the next full moon in Cape Town?
We walked all the way up to Signal Hill, starting from Kloof Nek Road. It’s a 30 to 45 minutes walk up, but it is worth for a lot of different reasons.
First the path is full of scenic views, both if you choose to walk along the road or take the little path passing the Mosque on top of Signal Hill.
Second, it gets really crowded up there and most probably there will be no space for your car. Indeed, for the supermoon, hope you weren’t in that big line of stucked cars which were destroying their poor engines. Your clutch will be done in like 20 minutes – I’m not joking.
Third – you’re going to help the environment. Trust me, that scenario must be preserved and you are not going to help being stucked with your engine on.
Enjoy and walk up!