Hope for clear skies as a rare blue moon will grace the night sky on Saturday (October 31), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Whenever two full moons appear in a single month, the second full moon is called ‘Blue Moon’. PAGASA said it usually occurs around two to three years.
“Full Moon will occur on October 2 at 5:05 AM and October 31 at 10:49 PM (PST). Since the lunar cycle is 29 days and most months have 30-31 days, we eventually find a situation where a full moon occurs at the beginning and the ending of the same month,” PAGASA said.
PAGASA also clarified the term ‘Blue Moon’ is not related to an actual change of color of the moon. AAC
MANILA, Philippines — Hope for clear skies as the full moon on Tuesday (April 27) will be a supermoon, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
The state weather bureau said the moon will appear bigger and brighter than a regular full moon during its peak from 11:22 to 11:32 p.m.
The full moon will have a perigee distance of 357,378 kilometers (km) away from Earth, which is the “closest that the moon comes to the earth in its elliptic orbit.”
PAGASA said the term ‘supermoon’, popularized by astrologer Richard Nolle, is astrological in origin and has no precise astronomical definition. AAC
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday warned the public against unscrupulous individuals posing as officials of the agency to extort money from their victims.
PAGASA said it issued the warning after receiving a report that an email had been sent to a contractor by someone pretending to be a PAGASA official to solicit donations to a certain foundation.
“We do not tolerate and detest that misrepresentation,” the state weather agency said in an advisory.
“Please be advised that no individuals or organization are authorized to use the name of PAGASA, its officials, and employees for a favor,” it added.
The agency urged the public to immediately report to authorities if they received any similar messages or calls seeking solicitation using its name.
PAGASA Public Information Unit may be reached via telephone number (02) 8284-0800 local 102 to 103 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression Vicky maintained it strength as it moves westward towards the northern-central area of Palawan, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
According to their 2:00 p.m. bulletin, Vicky still has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gustiness of up to 55 km/h. PAGASA reported it can intensify into a tropical storm once it reaches the West Philippine Sea.
Heavy to intense rain will be experienced over CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Isabela, Aurora, Marinduque, and the northern and central portions of Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and Cagayancillo Islands.
Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Metro Manila, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, and the rest of mainland Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, MIMAROPA, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Visayas.
The state weather bureau also warned floods and landslides could still occur in several areas in the country. Vicky is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday afternoon or evening (December 20). AAC
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