How to watch the Sturgeon moon – the last supermoon of the year
This week, the Sturgeon moon, the full moon for August, will fill the night sky, giving viewers the last supermoon of the year.
After the Buck moon in July, Strawberry moon in June, and Flower moon in May, this Sturgeon moon is regarded as the fourth supermoon in a row.
A full moon that occurs within 90% of perigee, or the Moon's closest approach to Earth, is referred to as a supermoon.
Native American names for full moons were first published in the Maine Farmer's Almanac in the 1930s, according to NASA.
According to this calendar, the Algonquin tribes of the northeastern United States gave the full moon in August the name "Sturgeon Moon"
name "Sturgeon Moon" in honour of the enormous fish that were easier to catch at that time of year in the Great Lakes.
According to NASA, the supermoon will be visible seven degrees above the east-southeastern horizon.
According to NASA, the Sturgeon moon will reach its maximum on Thursday at around 9:36 p.m. EDT. Additionally, on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, it will seem almost full.
On Thursday, the Perseids meteor shower may not be as prominent as the Sturgeon moon.
The most well-known meteor shower of the year, which occurs from July through September, will be at its strongest on Friday and Saturday.
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