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The first of the four Super moons will increase in 2023July’s moon display will appear brighter in the night sky than any other full moon event this year.
The full moon will rise on Monday, July 3, and reach maximum light below the horizon at 7:39 a.m. ET, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Local weather permitting, you can view the celestial event after sunset by facing southeast.
“A supermoon is when the moon appears smaller in our sky,” said Dr. Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University. “The moon is not a perfect circle when it goes around the earth. So there are points in its orbit where it is slightly closer or slightly further away from Earth.
When the orb reaches its full moon phase on its closest approach to Earth, it appears slightly higher and a supermoon occurs, Schmoll explained. Although the difference in size between a supermoon and a normal full moon is not immediately visible to the eye, The Old Farmer’s Almanac The first full moon of summer will be brighter and 224,895.4 miles (361,934 kilometers) from Earth.
This month is also known as New Moon. July is typically the time of the annual shedding and regrowth cycle when male deer grow antlers, according to the almanac.
There are several other names for the buck moon that come from Native Americans. Western Washington University. Names like hot moon refer to summer weather, while terms like strawberry moon and corn moon refer to the best time to harvest fruits and other crops.
Full moons and super moons
While most years have 12 full moons, 2023 will have 13 of those lunar events. There will be two supermoons in August, including a blue moon, which will be the closest moon to Earth this year, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. The fourth and final Super Moon will rise on September 29, 2023.
As of 2011 Here are the remaining full moons in 2023. The farmer’s almanac:
● August 1: Sturgeon Moon
● August 30: Blue Moon
● September 29: Harvest Moon
● October 28: Hunter Moon
● November 27: Beaver Moon
● December 26: cold moon
Lunar and solar eclipses
People in North, Central and South America can see it. Annual solar eclipse October 14. During a solar eclipse, the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, or at its furthest point from the Earth. The moon will be smaller and rounder than the sun a Glowing halo.
Spectators should wear goggles to avoid eye damage.
A partial lunar eclipse will also take place on October 28. Since the Sun, Earth and Moon are not fully aligned, only part of the Moon goes into shadow. This partial eclipse will be visible in Europe, Asia, Australia, parts of North America and many parts of South Africa.
The remaining nine meteor showers, which are expected to be at their peak this year, will be most common in areas with no light pollution from evening to dawn. These The peak days of the events:
● Southern Delta Aquariums: July 30-31
● Alpha Capricornids: July 30-31
● Perseids: August 12-13
● Orionides: October 20-21
● Southern Taurids: November 4-5
● Northern Taurides: November 11-12
● Leonidas: November 17-18
● Geminids: December 13-14
● Ursids: December 21-22
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