A full supermoon in July will be the biggest and brightest of 2022

A full supermoon in July will be the biggest and brightest of 2022
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Secondly Two consecutive “supermoons”It will shine brightly in the night sky this week Full Buck Month of July 2022 rises and gives sky watchers a special summer flavor.

There are a few things to know about this July is the full monthwhen to see it and why it is so unique among the months of this year.

What day will the month of July be full?

The the first full moon of the summer season (June was filled a week ago summer solstice) will officially reach its full stage on Wednesday, July 13 at 2:37 p.m. ET. the biggest and the brightest when it rose above the horizon on Wednesday night.

If this is not a good viewing option for you, remember that the moon will be visible 98% full Tuesday nightThere is 99% coverage on Thursday, July 12 and Thursday, July 14.

July’s supermoon will begin to rise in the southeastern sky of Newark and New York City at 9:00 PM on Wednesday and set at 6:10 AM on Thursday. The nearly full moon will rise again at 9:48 p.m. Thursday and set at 7:32 a.m. Friday.

For sunrise and sunset times in your city or town, check this table.

Strawberry Moon 2022: Super Moon photos

The full moon on July 13, 2022 will be a “supermoon” because it is closer to Earth. The photo shows a “strawberry super moon” rising in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York last month. Experts say this week’s supermoon will be the biggest and brightest of the year.

Astronomy enthusiasts consider a supermoon to be a turning moon when it is full elliptical orbit Closer to Earth than the average full moon. As a result, it can appear slightly larger and up to 30% brighter than usual – especially when it begins to rise on the horizon or when atmospheric conditions are ideal.

Many astronomy enthusiasts, including Sky & Telescope Magazinebelieve that a supermoon is a full moon less than 223,000 miles from Earth at its closest point in its orbit, known as perigee. TimeAndDate.comwho has written extensively about large celestial events, uses 223,694 miles (that’s 360,000 kilometers) as the benchmark for supermoons.

Because different experts use different distances, some classify more moons as supermoons, while others classify them as less. In 2022, more experts agreed July is the full month this year will be the second of only two supermoons (June was the other).

However, some considered May’s full moon to be a supermoon, while others included August in the same classification, bringing the annual total to four.

Regardless of the number, based on its distance from Earth at full, July 13 will be the closest of the year—at 222,089 miles—making it the biggest and brightest full moon of 2022.

July full moon - buck month

July’s full moon, commonly known as the “buck moon,” will shine in the night sky this week. The moon will reach its full phase on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.Neal Herbert | National Park Service

Native American Algonquian tribes in what is now the eastern United States nicknamed this full moon the “buck moon,” according to NASA and the Old Farmer’s Almanac, because this time of year is when male deer’s new antlers—bucks—emerge. – they are in full growth phase.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac and its rival publication, the Farmers’ Almanac, state that July is also called the “thunder month” because of the frequency of thunderstorms that occur during this hot summer month. He was also called “hay bear”.

Other Native American tribes gave this month the following nicknames, which are directly translated into English:

  • “Bear of ripened corn” – Cherokee tribe
  • “Midsummer month” – Ponca tribe
  • “The month when the branches of the trees break from the fruit” – Zuni tribe
Full moon dates and nicknames 2022

After the “supermoon” on July 13, the next full moon of 2022 will light up the night sky in August. 11.Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for

After the July full moon completes its lunar cycle, the next full moon will shine in the sky on Thursday in August. 11. “Sturgeon Moon” will officially end at 21:35 on that day.

Don’t forget to look for the Perseids, known as one of the best meteor showers of the year. This rain will begin on July 14 with the stars shining, but will not peak until the second week of August. American Meteorological Society.

The Perseids are expected this summer the most active August night. 11 early morning on August 12. However, the timing will be bad for sky watchers as the moon will be 100% full.

The American Meteor Society says that people in dark rural areas, away from the glare of city lights, can typically see 60 to 75 meteors per hour during peak periods. But the brightness of the full moon this August will likely reduce the visibility of shooting stars, especially faint ones.

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