Date, time, where and how to watch
(CNN Spanish) — There are five months left in the year, and luckily for astronomy lovers, this means There are five more full moons To bear witness in 2022.
The following happens. You can’t miss this full moon as it will also be a super moon (The end of the year)
Below are all the details about the August Full Moon, also known as the Full Sturgeon Moon.
When does this full moon start?
Accordingly Old Farmer’s AlmanacAugust’s full moon will be bright starting on Thursday the 11th at 9:36 PM (Miami time).
If at that time you cannot observe it for some reason at night or due to the weather (for example, cloudy sky), do not worry, because you will have more time to appreciate it.
The NASA notes The moon will be at its full phase until the morning of Saturday, August 13. You won’t see Bright Spot anymore, but it will still be a great show.
The last Super Moon of the year
An old farmer’s almanac notes that this full moon will be the fourth and last supermoon of the year. The first of 2022 is in May and the last is this August.
Although there is no single definition of a supermoon, the term generally refers to a full moon that can stand out from the rest because it is within 90% of its closest orbit to Earth. It appears larger and brighter in the night sky than a normal full moon.
What time does it start elsewhere?
- Mexico City, Mexico: Its brightest point begins on August 11 at 8:36 p.m
- Buenos Aires, Argentina: 10:36 pm
- Bogotá Colombia: 8:36 pm
Why is it called the Full Sturgeon Moon?
Special site timeanddate.com It explains that it is named after “North America’s largest fish: the sturgeon.”
“The full moon in August is called the sturgeon moon because this is when the largest numbers of sturgeon are found in the North American Great Lakes. The most common sturgeon in the Great Lakes is the lake sturgeon.
“The lake sturgeon was essential to the Native American tribes that lived in the region and is the oldest and largest species native to the Great Lakes, the world’s largest surface freshwater system,” according to site details.
Old Farmer’s Almanac refers to The first traces of sturgeon date back 136 million years, earning them the nickname “living fossils”. Males live around 55 years, while females can live up to 150 years.
The lake sturgeon is now a rare species discovered in the 19th century due to overfishing, pollution and habitat damage, he adds.