Sturgeon Moon 2022: Last Spectacular Super Moon of the Year. August Supermoon 2022 (where to watch and when to watch online with details)
The last supermoon of the year, which is also known as the Sturgeon Moon, will occur on Thursday night. This event will coincide with the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.
In 2022, there will be three supermoons, after the flower moon in February, the strawberry moon in June, and the buck moon in July. The Sturgeon moon in August will be the final supermoon of 2022.
Why did August Super Moon call Sturgeon Moon?
The full moon names used by the Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, colonial American, and European sources. Each full moon name was traditionally applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not solely to the full moon.
August’s full moon is called the Sturgeon Moon because, at this time of year, giant sturgeons are easily caught in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. Sturgeon are prehistoric-looking fish that have been traced back to around 136 million years ago.
What is a Super Moon?
The moon orbits around Earth in an elliptical or oval-shaped manner, and this causes the distance between Earth and Moon to vary over time. The Moon will be at the closest point to Earth (known as perigee) during the full moon in August, which is why it appears bigger and brighter than usual.
When to watch Sturgeon Moon?
NASA says that the full moon will appear on the east-southeast horizon as evening twilight ends, at 9:11 PM Eastern Time. The moon will be at its fullest (peak illumination) at 9:36 PM Eastern Time. If you look up and to the left of the moon, you will see Saturn just 6 degrees above it.
Where to watch August Super Moon? If you haven’t planned on going outside or the weather does not allow you and want to watch the last supermoon of the year 2022 online, then the Virtual telescope project 2.0 will show you live-streaming of this event.
August’s Perseid Meteor Shower
Perseid are well known for the best meteor showers of 2022. It will start with uneven shooting stars on July 14 and reaches its peak after the second week of August. Perseid are expected to be at their peak on Aug 11, 2022, at night. People may expect 60 to 75 meteors per hour during its peak.
But due to the August Supermoon which happening on 11 August 2022 can hinder the view of meteor shower as the Perseid require dark sky for clear view.
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Q: What does Sturgeon Moon mean in Astrology?
Ans: Sturgeon Moon deepens and enhances people emotions.
Q: When the next August full moon occur in 2023?
Ans: The next August Supermoon will occur on August 1, 2023, and August 31, 2023.
Q: What does Sturgeon represent?
Ans: Sturgeon implies as the perseverance of spirit, Strong, adaptive, and resilient for countless millennia.