Best nights to experience the bio bay in Puerto Rico

Before proceeding with the Bioluminescent Bay tour reservation in Puerto Rico its sort of vital to know the moon phase and make sure it is in the good for viewing condition. The best viewing conditions of a bioluminescent bay take place when light pollution is reduced to a minimum. Therefore it’s strongly encouraged to consult with a tour guide or the Bio Bay Moon Calendar at the end of this article.

If the moon is too bright, typically when it’s in waxing and full phases, the tour operators will bring a dark piece of cloth to cover up excessive moonlight. The size of the moon is not as important as timing its phase. Generally, it is the brightest for the five days before becoming full. The perfect viewing conditions for glowing water are when the moon is new or in the waning phase.

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New Moon
Waxing Gibbous
Waning Crescent
Last Quarter

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Waxing Crescent

Next Time Guys.

Full Moon

Another factor affecting the level of luminescence in the bay is the amount of sunlight during the day. Glowing microorganisms recharge with solar energy. The more energy they receive during the day, the more glittery the glow will be at night.

Before you book a bio bay tour, whether it is in Laguna Grande in Fajardo, Mosquito Bay in Vieques, or La Paguera in Lajas, just try to get feedback regarding the moon from your tour guide. Even though there is a slight chance of the bioluminescence effect be impaired by moonlight, it will surely be one of the most memorable and adventurous experiences in PR.

Moon Calendar April 2021