Last chance to see supermoon in 2022

Last chance to see supermoon in 2022

The supermoon – a moon that looks slightly larger and brighter than usual – was last seen on June 12. After tonight, it will only be back on August 1, 2023

The science of the supermoon
The moon’s elongated orbit around the Earth means that the distance between the two celestial bodies varies during the month.

When it is furthest from Earth, the moon is over 400,000 kilometers away. When it is closest to what it will be tonight, the moon is only about 360,000 kilometers away.

When a full moon happens at the same time, you have a supermoon! According to NASA, supermoons appear 17 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than when the full moon is furthest from Earth. Tonight’s moon will be the biggest of the year.

When and where
In Denmark, the moon will rise around 22:30 from the southeast. Local weather conditions will ultimately determine how much of the supermoon can be seen.

In Copenhagen, with a clear to moderately cloudy sky on the weather forecast, amateur astronomers and other night sky enthusiasts should have a good chance to see the play.

Nordhavn and Amager Strandpark are good places to try your luck. Otherwise, just find an open space and look to the southeast.

Source: The Nordic Page




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