Super Buck Moon 2022: Biggest and Brightest moon of the year will be visible on July 13, Wednesday as the Moon comes to the closest point to Earth in its orbit. (Buck moon, Hay moon, Thunder moon, Salmon moon, and Calming moon)
Why the Super Buck Moon 2022 is the Biggest and Brightest Supermoon of the year?
As per the ancient tales, when the Earth repels the farthest distance by the Sun, it looks more welcomed by the closest distance by the moon. This week the ancient tale comes to reality when the moon comes closest, to the Earth on July 13, 2022, by the name ‘Super buck moon’.
The lunar body will be less than 223,000 miles (which is 360,000 kilometers) from the Earth which is the closest point in its orbit, called the lunar perigee. This is the benchmark to be called ‘Supermoons’.
When a full moon occurs from this phase, it appears larger and brighter than compared to any other full moon.
What is a Supermoon?
A supermoon is a phenomenon in which the moon comes closer to the Earth in its orbit called perigee.
The term supermoon was given by an astrologer named Richard Nolle in 1979. He called a supermoon any full moon which appeared at 90% of the perigee, which is its closest distance to Earth.
When get to see the Supermoon?
The Super buck moon will be visible at night on Wednesday 13 July 2022 this week.
For Washington City-
As per the forecast, there will be perfect sunny skies and clear nights. The moon will reach its peak illumination at 11:39 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The best-looking spot will be towards the Southeast sky after sunset, to see the supermoon rise in the sky.
For New York City-
The supermoon will be at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and it will set at 6:10 a.m. on Thursday in the southeastern sky.
How does Buck moon or July supermoon affect us?
As per the Astronomers, this supermoon can affect us with tidal effects, which leads to a large range of Oceanic high tides and low tides. It is expected to have coastal storms, which can lead to coastal floods.
Why did the July supermoon call a buck moon?
The Native American Algonquin tribe coined the term buck moon, according to this, in July the male deer ‘buck’ antlers are in the full growth stage.
Why did the July supermoon call Thunder moon?
As per Old Farmer’s Almanac, the July moon is known as the thunder moon due to the frequency of thunderstorms that hit during July month. It is also called Hay moon.
Other Nicknames of the July Supermoon are-
Wyrt Moon, Salmon Moon, Raspberry Moon, and Calming Moon.
When will be the next full moon?
After the July supermoon, the next full moon of this year will be on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022. The August moon is also known by the name Sturgeon Moon.
August’s full moon is traditionally called a Sturgeon moon due to the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, which are willingly caught during this month, according to Old Farmer’s Almanac.
When will the next year’s buck moon be?
The July Supermoon or buck moon will appear on July 3, 2023.
What next for Stargazers in 2022?
A parade of planets and stars
On Sunday, July 17, 2022, you will be able to see the alignment of bright planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn in one line. And with 82% illumination diminishing, gibbous moon between Jupiter and Saturn.
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.
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Q: When will the next buck moon be?
Ans: On July 3, 2023.
Q: How rare is supermoon?
Ans: It rarely occurs about 3-4 times in a year.
Q: What is Strawberry moon And when it occurred?
Ans: When the full moon is closest to the Earth, it appears bigger and brighter, called strawberry moon. It occurred in June 2022.
Q: Does supermoon cause change in human behavior?
Ans: It may cause some sleep changes, as you may feel overwhelmed and irritable.
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