Influence, observation, all about Super Thunder Moon


Super Moon. On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, raise your eyes to the sky to watch “Super Thunder Moon”. What time to watch it? How far is it from the earth? What effects? know everything.

[Mis à jour le 13 juillet 2022 à 20h20] Notice for Moonlight Lovers, the supermoon on the evening of Wednesday, July 13th, the eve of National Day, will be amazing! Once again, the full moon will be closer to our blue planet and we will be able to see it larger and brighter than usual, a phenomenon called “super moon” but scientists prefer to call it “perihelion”, when the full moon is at its orbit point closest to Earth.

While waiting for pictures with the weather just as observable as the previous super moon, here are the most beautiful pictures of Super Moon on June 14, taken in France, the United States, China, or even Russia:

For those who missed the astronomical event, the third and final super moon will be visible on August 10 this year 2022. Another astronomical phenomenon, comet C/2017 K2, will pass closest to Earth tomorrow, July 14, but it can only be seen from a telescope. Find out below all the information about the distance of the giant moon from our Earth, its observation in France or elsewhere, and its scientifically proven effects.

The supermoon on July 13 will be at its perihelion at exactly 11:50 a.m., according to the Institute for Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculation (IMCCE). Observing it in France will only be possible from moonrise at 10:23 p.m. night, until 4:52 a.m. on July 14, National Day.

The phenomenon of the “super moon” baptized by the astrologer Richard Knoll, which scientists prefer to call the “perihelion phenomenon”, occurs when the point of the moon’s orbit is at a distance not less than the Earth. What is the closest moon to the earth? When located at a distance of less than 360,000 km (the average distance between Earth and the Moon is 384,400 km) according to the Paris Observatory. On Wednesday, July 13, the full moon will be approximately 357,264 kilometers from Earth.According to the Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculation (IMCCE).

The Super Thunder Moon is named after the Native American tribes because it coincides with the storm season due to the high summer heat. It is also called the Deer Moon in Native American traditions because deer antlers grow back at this time of year as well.

The phenomenon of the giant moon is visible only from countries where it is dark when it passes behind the Earth, which will be the case for France on Wednesday, July 13 from moonrise at 10:23 pm. The giant moon can be observed only after sunset, with the naked eye, using binoculars or telescopes. In order to observe the Super Moon in optimal conditions, it is necessary to equip yourself with astronomical glasses or a telescope away from atmospheric pollution, or to go to one of the clubs of the French Association of Astronomy (AFA). See the map.

To make sure you observe all the details of the next Super Moon, you should arm yourself with a telescope or pair of binoculars and be as far away as possible from the city lights. The supermoon can be observed without a telescope only if the weather is very good. To observe the giant moon, the sky should not be overcast.

In astronomy, this event is called “Perigee-syzygia”, the name of the Super Moon has nothing scientific, because it was invented by astrologer Richard Knoll in 1979. “A supermoon occurs when the full moon coincides with the moment when the moon is full. The Moon approaches Earth in its elliptical orbit, a point called perigee, as NASA’s website explains.

By a super moon we mean a celestial phenomenon resulting from two components: the only satellite of the planet Earth passes closest to us when evening is a full moon.

The supermoon appears brighter and larger than the full moon, simply because it appears at perigee, at its closest orbit point to Earth, less than 360 thousand km away.

Due to the proximity of the full moon to planet Earth, its influences have a stronger effect on the tides, mood and sleep. In fact, as a 2013 Swiss scientific study published in the journal Current Biology explained, “the lunar rhythm can modify the structure of sleep in humans.” This means that sleep time is extended by 5 minutes, deep sleep reduced by 30% and sleep time by 20 minutes. Thus, the level of melatonin, a hormone secreted during our sleep that plays a role in mood, is lower, which can cause irritability or even depression.

If lunar eclipses can occur several times a year, then the conjunction of the two phenomena (super moon and total eclipse) is rare and leads to the so-called blood moon. Several centuries ago, “blood moons” were seen as a herald of great disasters. Today, we know that this color is caused by the projection of sunlight. During a lunar eclipse, it is possible to “see the reflections on the moon’s surface for all sunrises and sunsets on Earth,” a phenomenon caused by “a rare alignment of these three astronomical cycles,” noted Professor Jason Ovdenberg of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida.

If a supermoon is declared as a blue supermoon, it has nothing to do with its color. It is so named because it is the second full moon in the calendar month. A fact that only happens every 19 years. The last Super Blue Moon was working January 31, 2018. The pairing of phenomena, the super blue moon and the super blood moon, has not occurred since March 31, 1866, and the next pairing will not have occurred before. Jan 31 2037. The use of the term “blue” may be the result of a fatal error in an article in the American Journal of Amateur Astronomy sky and telescope, in 1946. The article in question was titled “Once in a Blue Moon” and was written by journalist James Hugh Pruitt who misinterpreted the Maine Farmers Almanac of 1937. And so this confusing expression spread across the world in no time…! Every two to three years, the year has 13 full moons instead of 12. The super blue moon is therefore associated with the number 13. Medieval beliefs associate these years with 13 full moons with natural disasters, but gardeners especially invoke rain. Years are not conducive to harvest.

The phrase “Super Moon Century” should be taken with a grain of salt. The last time our satellite got so close to Earth was in 1948. On November 14, 2016, the moon hasn’t been this big since 1948. Speaking of the “super super moon”, NASA announced one of the “most impressive moons out there”. manifestations of the century”. But if you were expecting to see a giant moon, you may have been disappointed. “This full moon [était] Actually Closest to Earth for 2016 […]but its apparent diameter changed [n’était] It is not at all easy to perceive with the naked eye,” explained science author Guillaume Kanat in his blog about the sky. The concept of “Super Moon” could have been devised by an astrologer forty years ago, and oddly used by the NASA press office,” he completed. Although this phenomenon is quite extraordinary, Guillaume Kanat then warned us about the “extraordinary” nature of his observation.

Mark the following Super Moon date on your calendar: Wednesday August 10, 2022, scheduled for 7:08 p.m.. The next super blue blood moon won’t be repeated until Jan 31 2037.

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