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Super Moon & Diamond Fuji
Super Moon: 2 January 2018
Diamond Fuji: 22 – 28 January 2018
SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory
SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of Tokyo from 251 meters above sea level. After a major renovation, the place is also popular for virtual reality attractions to experience Tokyo’s sky with fun and excitement (read article).
Visit this observatory to watch two amazing celestial shows that come in January 2018: the “Super Moon”, the biggest and brightest full moon of the year, and the “Diamond Fuji” or Mount Fuji seen from a distance with a setting sun just on the top.
◆ Super Moon observed from SKY CIRCUS
The “Super Moon” is a full moon (or a new moon) that comes closest to Earth, at the distance of 356,570 kilometers. The full moon at its perigee looks brighter than a usual moon. The coming heavenly show will take place in the favorable winter climate condition with little humidity in the air, which allows to see the Moon more clearly. At the observatory, weather permitting, the Moon would look particularly big around 5 pm when it rises from the east, or on the left side of Tokyo Skytree.
Usual moon seen from the Observatory
◆ Diamond Fuji seen from SKY CIRCUS
Only twice yearly, the sun can be seen rising from, or setting on, the summit of Mount Fuji. When this happens, it looks as though the mountain is adorned with a single diamond on the top. Catch a glimpse of this rare phenomenon called “Diamond Fuji” while you are in Tokyo. SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 is an ideal place to see it clearly, if the weather is favourable.
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