Super Moon 2022
In 2022, there are 12 full moons and 13 new moons. Among them, there are four super moons, two super full moons, and two super new moons. What is a super moon? Read on to find out more information.
What Is a Super Moon?
The super moon is an astronomical phenomenon. When the moon is near the perigee, the closest point in the moon's elliptical orbit to Earth, the size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth is slightly larger than usual. There is the super new moon and the super full moon.
Since the moon moves around the Earth in an elliptical orbit, the distance between the moon and the Earth changes constantly. When the moon is in perigee, the closest distance from the Earth can be less than 366,000 kilometers or 227,422 miles (the farthest distance between the moon and the Earth is 406,000 kilometers or 252,277 miles). So the moon seems larger and brighter to us.
Super Full Moon in 2022
There are two super full moons in 2022. The first one took place on June 14, and the other one will happen on July 13.
Super Full Moon in June
The full moon in June occurs on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. It is the first super moon in 2022. June's super full moon is approximately 226,060 miles from Earth at 07:52 EDT in Sagittarius. It is also called a Super Strawberry Moon.
The full moon will rise at 18:30 on June 14 and set at 00:40 the next morning, being visible for a duration of about 6 hours.
Super Full Moon in July
The full moon in July occurs on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022. It is the second super moon in 2022, and also the closest full moon to Earth of the 12 full moons in 2022, approximately 357,000 km (222,000 miles) from Earth at 16:23 EDT in Capricorn. July's full moon is also the largest full moon of the year.
The full moon will rise at 16:23 on July 13 and set at 00:10 the next morning, being visible for a duration of about 7 hours.
The moon will be just starting to wane when visible in America, so the moon you will see will not be 100% full.
Super New Moon in 2022
There are also two super new moons in 2022, one in January in Capricorn and one in December in Sagittarius.
The super new moons, although reaches perigee, like any other new moon, won't be visible from Earth. Because the moon orbits the earth and interfaces between the sun and the earth, the dark side of the moon facing away from the sun faces the earth.
When Is the Next Super Moon
The next super moon is on August 1, 2023. There will be two super full moons in 2023 - August 1, 2023, and August 31, 2023. Both of them happen in August, they are also called Sturgeon Moons. The super full moon that happens on August 31 is also called a blue moon, which means the second full moon in a month.
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