LAST CHANCE Skywatchers out to catch rare sight
PETALING JAYA: Knowing it may not happen again in their lifetime, hundreds of Malaysians took time off yesterday to gather at various spots hoping to catch a glimpse of the “supermoon”.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who is in Japan on official visit, even asked Malaysians who were moon-watching to share pictures with him.
“God willing, tonight we will see the #supermoon, a phenomenon where the moon comes closest to the Earth.
“Anyone planning to take pictures can share with me later,” he tweeted last night.
Event consultant Razali Ahmad, 24, not wanting to miss out on the opportunity, drove to Hulu Langat to witness the once-in-68-year lunar event.
“We’ve heard the news, so I and a couple of friends wanted to know what the fuss is all about, and of course to post some pictures on Instagram,” he told theSun.
However, many of these skywatchers were disappointed as the skies above Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya were largely cloudy.
... A man stands on a balcony of a building in Madrid, Spain as the moon rises in the background on Sunday, on the eve of a “supermoon”. Last night, the moon orbited closer to the Earth than at any time since 1948.