The last supermoon of the year can be seen this Thursday night (11) in various parts of the world. Call of Sturgeon supermoon the phenomenon will light up the sky for three nights, according to NASA.
In total, 2022 had three supermoons. They appeared in the sky in June, July and tonight. They were called, respectively, Strawberry Moon, Deer Moon and Sturgeon Moon, due to the large volume of this type of fish at this time of year in countries such as the United States and Canada.
The planet Saturn also appears in the spotlight, with intensified brightness, starting tonight.
The term “supermoon” was used by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979 to designate a new or full moon that occurs when the star is 90% of perigee, its closest approach to Earth.
“Because perigee varies with each orbit, different publications use different standards to decide which full moons qualify. [como superluas]. The full moons in June and July were closer [da Terra],” NASA explained on its website.
To observe the phenomenon, you don’t need specific equipment, just look at the sky and hope there is no interference from clouds. Experts recommend looking at the sky right after the moon rises, in the early evening.
(Posted by Carolina Farias)
Source: CNN Brasil