Friday, September 29, 2023

This week comes the “Blue Supermoon”, the largest and brightest moon of the year

Those who look up this Thursday, August 31, night will see a moon that is larger and brighter than usual. Indeed, it will be the brightest moon of the year and the last phenomenon of a month that was spectacular in terms of astronomical events.

Despite its name, used by NASA for dissemination purposes, the moon’s color will be the usual one, although this supermoon has a peculiarity: it will be the second full moon in the same month, a circumstance that occurs every 2.5 or 3 years and that motivates the name “Blue Supermoon”.

The last time we could see two full moons in the same month was October 1st and 31st, 2020.

The super moon will be visible from most parts of the world and will peak in Spain at its maximum apogee at 3.36 peninsular time. However, it can be seen from when it appeared on the horizon (ortho) at 21:25 until it set (sunset) at 19:51.

This August 2023 has been particularly intense in terms of heavenly events, starting with the start of a supermoon on the night of the last day, as the Native Americans called it the “Sturgeon Moon”.

This phenomenon occurs when The full moon coincides with the closest point in its orbit (perigee) and makes our satellite appear larger and brighter than usual.

Between the night of August 12th and the early morning of August 13th, we could see that the meteor shower is most popular when it is at its maximum activity, with clear skies and the moon about to enter the new phase.

read Perseids They furrowed the heavens once more in all directions, with an intensity of up to 100 meteors per hour.

And at the end of the month, the Super Blue Moon will record its luminosity on the night of August 31st.

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