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.

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