Sturgeon Supermoon: When And How To Watch This Week’s Celestial Event?


Last Updated on 4 months by Mukesh

Get ready to watch this week’s celestial event, the Sturgeon Supermoon!!

This Sturgeon Supermoon will be the 4th one and the last one of this year. We have been watching the full moon every month since May 2022. No one can afford to miss the chance of being the witness of the final supermoon of 2022.

In 2023 and 2024, there will be four full supermoons consecutively. And in 2025, there will be three.

There is much more for the celestial events’ lovers on the same day. Along with the supermoon, the Perseid meteor shower is going to happen. There will be approximately 50-60 meteors per hour. But due to the supermoon, the visibility of the meteors will be affected.

Let us have a look into the Sturgeon Supermoon and from where and when it will be best visible.

When is the moon called the supermoon?

A moon appears to be full and bigger when it comes nearest to Earth during its orbit, and the sun and the moon are facing each other. This kind of moon is termed the supermoon.

Since it starts rising at the time when sunlight is visible, we can watch it in the context of other things in the surroundings. And this makes the moon look much bigger. This is an actually optical illusion called ‘Moon Illusion.’

A supermoon seems 7% larger and 15% brighter than an ordinary full moon. A normal full moon occurs at the gap every 29.53 days. There are mostly 12 full moons per year.

Why was the supermoon named Sturgeon Supermoon?

This was named so because, since old times, the huge-sized sturgeon fish, found in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, were mostly caught during this time of the year

When will the Sturgeon Supermoon be visible?

The Sturgeon Supermoon will be visible on 11th August, Thursday in North America, and on 12th August, Friday in Europe.

What is the best time to watch Sturgeon Supermoon?

You can have the best view of Sturgeon Supermoon when it is rising. The twilight and orange hues give a spectacular look to the moon. The moon rises soon after the sunset, and this happens only in the case of a full supermoon. Because of the light of the sunset, the rising supermoon can be captured along with the visible surroundings. So keep your cameras ready at the moment!!

Best time and places to watch Sturgeon Supermoon:

You can watch this beautiful event best in the following cities on the given dates and approximate times:

  • New York: Just after sunset on 11th August, Thursday around 8:37 p.m. (EDT)
  • Los Angles: Just after sunset on 11th August, Thursday around 5:37 p.m. (PDT)
  • London: Just after sunset on 11th August, Thursday around 8:55 p.m. (BST)
  • London: Just after sunset on 12th August, Friday around 1:37 a.m. (BST)

Just pick up your cameras, and search for a location with minimum obstructions to have the best view. The moon will rise from the east.

The Sturgeon Supermoon can be seen with naked eyes, but if you see it with binoculars, you will enjoy a more beautiful closer view.

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