If you like celestial events, there will be a supermoon that will brighten and illuminate the Irish skies this week.
The most recent Strawberry Moon occurred in June 2022 and remained clear for a few nights thereafter.
Here are some things to know about the full moon of July, when to see it, and why it is so unique in this year\’s moons.
Like every rising moon on the horizon, not only will the moon\’s orange color be brilliant, but the full \”Book Moon\” is also a \”Super Moon.\”
What is \’Super Moon\’?
According to NASA, a supermoon occurs when the full moon is within 90% (the moon is closest to Earth within a month).
The term \”supermoon\” was coined in 1979 and is often used by astronomers to describe peregrine, a full moon: a full moon that occurs when the moon is close to its orbit around the earth. Occurs at the highest point.
Because the moon is closest to the earth, it can produce more tides than usual.
According to The Old Farmers Almanac and NASA, it was named by Native Americans in honor of the male deer, aka Bucks.
This is because it is the time of year when their horns protrude from their foreheads with a layer of fur and grow rapidly throughout the month.
When is Super Moon?
On Wednesday (July 13), Book Moon will reach its closest point to Earth for 2022.
The sunset will be at 21:47 on Wednesday, the moon will rise about 30 minutes later at 22.25, with 98.9% light.
Not only will July\’s Supermoon be the biggest and brightest at any time of the month, but it will also be the biggest Supermoon of the year.
How often does the Super Moon happen?
The full moon comes every 29.5 days and occurs when the moon is fully illuminated by the sun\’s rays.
This is when the earth comes directly between the sun and the moon.
At its nearest location, Buck Moon will be 222,089.3 miles (357,418 kilometers) from Earth.
NASA notes that Book Moon will actually be visible for about three days from Tuesday morning, July 12, to the morning of Friday, July 15.
The best way to look at it
Old Tragedy says, \”Intend to look southeast after sunset so that it rises in the sky as it will be below the horizon at that time.\”
The moon is an interesting topic for photographers around the world, especially in those rare times when it appears as a supermoon.
Canon calls for \”planning ahead,\” and that Super Moon is \”most impressive when it first appears on the horizon.\”
Canon touts many useful phone apps that can help you plan your angles accurately, and you can track the phases of the moon online.