This year’s next full moon and last supermoon will appear on Thursday, August 11, peaking at 9:36 p.m. EDT, according to Space.com. Accordingly, in India, it will be displayed on Friday, August 12.
This supermoon is also known as the Sturgeon Full Moon, and it will be the fourth of four consecutive supermoons. Based on NASA, the term Moon Sturgeon originates from the native Algonquin tribes of America, who found sturgeon easier to catch at this time of year.
A supermoon occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest to The earth at the same time full moon. Supermoons can be 14 to 30% brighter than on an average night. It is expected to appear in full in three days – from Wednesday to Friday.
However, the Moon Sturgeon could house a damper for other sky-watching operations. The peak of the full moon also coincides with Perseids meteor showerOften considered one of the best meteor showers of the year.
The Perseid meteor shower typically provides a light show of 50 to 100 shooting stars per hour at its altitude. But according to the US space agency, this year, it is likely to decrease significantly due to the entire moon.
“Sadly, this year’s Perseids peak will see worst-case scenarios for watchers. Most of us in North America typically see 50 or 60 meteors per hour. But this year, during normal peak times, the Full Moon will reduce that to 10- 20 hourly preferably,” speak NASA astronomer Bill Cooke.
The Perseids are debris and remnants of the comet Swift-Turtle. It was last discovered in 1992. Now, experts don’t think it will hit Earth until 2125.
The Perseids will peak on August 13. But as the full moon sets, it will also begin to fade between August 21 and August 22 and will completely disappear on September 1. .