It was indicated that the star at its maximum size is visible when it approaches the Earth at the closest possible distance. Therefore, it will not only represent the most dominant lunar phase of the month, but it will also be the last supermoon of the year, known by this name. “Sturgeon Moon”,
supermoon, which is named after NASA Since 1979, they have been called so only on occasions when the full Moon approaches Earth at the closest possible distance, in a close proximity that is known scientifically. “Perigee”,
that’s because Our planet’s orbit is not a perfect circle And it’s more like an elliptical shape, so sometimes it’s closer to a natural satellite, as if it’s leaning toward it.
Because supermoons are closer to Earth, they appear larger and brighter to people viewing them from Earth’s surface than a normal full moon.
The supermoon of August will begin at 8:36 pm.11:36 pm in Argentina) and will reach its maximum magnitude, as close to our planet as possible on the 12th.
You won’t need an object to appreciate its sight, with your eyes it will be more than enough to capture one of the most impressive views of the Moon all month long, before the crescent Moon, present from August 5.
full moon will pass for this month waning moon August 19 at 11:36 pm (August 20 in Argentina at 3:36 am).
supermoon or sturgeon moon
The names with which each month’s full moon is identified come from customs native to the United States, and although their meaning is decontextualized, when they are referred to under those headings in other regions, they are referred to as the same. So called.
In this case, August Moon adopted the name because the most successful fishing for sturgeon, a species of fish known as “living fossil”, occurred during the eighth month of the year at Lake Champlain, located between the United States and Canada territories. is called. “, because it lived for more than 135 years, but is now at risk of extinction in 19 of the 20 states where it is endemic, which is why it has a “prehistoric” aspect.
But while it’s the name you’ve known best for years, this month’s full moon has been given other terms, such as Corn Moon, Harvest Moon, because it’s one of the best times in North America to gather mature crops. is one of. ,
What will the weather be like to see it?
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) weather forecast announces clear and ideal weather to appreciate this celestial phenomenon. Indeed, the official body indicates “clear weather” for this Thursday, when the full moon will be visible in extra-large size.