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Don’t Miss the Last Super Moon Of the Year

A super moon is a full moon that almost coincides with perigee, the point in the Moon's elliptical orbit where it is closest to the Earth

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

INDIA: The last super moon of the year will be visible in the heavens, providing a celestial spectacle as people continue to gaze up at the Moon. The Sturgeon Moon, so named after the largest fish found in North America, will rise on August 12 and will appear larger than usual as it approaches Earth.

On August 12, around 7:05 am, you can see the super moon, and it will be there all night. The occasion will fall during the yearly Perseid meteor shower.

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A super moon is a full moon that almost coincides with perigee, the point in the Moon’s elliptical orbit where it is closest to the Earth. As a result, the apparent size of the lunar surface as seen from Earth is slightly greater than usual.

The next Super Full Moon won’t be visible until August 1, 2023, making the super moon on August 12 the last one of the year. In 2023, there will be four Super moons, as there were in 2022, and there will be four more in 2024 and three in 2025.

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The largest fish found in the US, the sturgeon, inspired the name of the full moon on August 12. This time of year is when this species of fish is most prevalent in North America’s Great Lakes. The lifespan of the sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish on the American continent, is 55 years for males and 150 years for females.

Since it marks the start of the harvest season in the Northern Hemisphere, the unusual celestial phenomenon is also known as the Corn Moon. According to time and date, the Celts referred to it as the Dispute Moon and Lynx Moon, referring to the delicate harmony between nature and the crop.

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The alignment of the Sun and Moon results in a little increase in tectonic activity, although the impacts of the Super moon on Earth are rather minimal. Numerous research has been done by scientists, but nothing noteworthy linking the Super Moon and natural disasters have been discovered.

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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