In July we will be able to observe the second Supermoon of the year 2022. Those who missed the Strawberry Supermoon in June will be able to catch up admiring a beautiful astronomical spectacle.
When will we be able to observe the second Supermoon of 2022?
Moonlight lovers should keep this date in mind. This month, the full moon will be closer to Earth and larger and brighter than usual. The name of the astronomical phenomenon? The Supermoon, also called by scientists “perigee-syzygy”. This name designates when the lunar star is at the point of its orbit closest to the blue planet.
What is a Super Moon?
The name Supermoon is the most used to name this astronomical phenomenon, this name has nothing scientific. It is the astrologer Richard Nolle who has been at the origin of it since 1979. “A Super Moon occurs when the full moon coincides with the moment when the moon is closest to the earth in its elliptical orbit, a point called perigee”, can be read on the NASA website. In short, a Super Moon is a phenomenon characterized by the passage of the Earth’s only satellite near us.
When will the July 2022 Super Moon fall?
Fans of celestial phenomena will have to be ready on Wednesday, July 13, one day before the National Holiday. The July Super Moon follows the Strawberry Super Moon and will occur at 8:37:38 pm sharp, according to the Institute for Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculus (IMCCE). In France, it will be possible to see it. at 10:23 p.m. until the early morning of July 14 at 4:52 a.m.. An opportunity to immortalize this astronomical event that will take place for the second time this year.
How to observe the Super Moon of July 2022?
It is only possible to contemplate this astronomical phenomenon after sunset with the naked eye, with binoculars or even with a telescope. To observe this celestial spectacle and not miss a beat, it is recommended to take the astronomical telescopes in a place away from atmospheric pollution. Thus, you will be able to see the lunar star closer to the planet. If you are in Paris, it is recommended, to see this beautiful show, to be as far away from city lights as possible. This astronomical phenomenon can only be visible if the weather is good. And for good reason, an overcast sky can make it difficult to see the Super Moon.
What is the difference between Full Moon and Super Moon?
It is possible to confuse the two denominations but the terms designate completely different phenomena. When we talk about a Supermoon, it is characterized by a brightness and a size greater than that of a simple Full Moon. The reason ? The Super Moon is distinguished by its proximity to Earth as it appears at perigee, the closest point in its orbit to Earth. a distance of less than 360,000 km. That is why the Supermoon is so impressive and deserves a few shots to immortalize it.
Does the Super Moon have an effect on humans?
Given the Full Moon’s proximity to Earth, the star’s impact is strongest on tides but also on humans by affecting sleep and mood. A Swiss study published in the journal current biology shows that the cycle of the Moon could have an impact on the structure of sleep in humans. According to these conclusions, the time to fall asleep is lengthened by 5 minutes, the duration of sleep by 20 minutes and deep sleep is reduced by 30%. Regarding the level of melatonin, sleep hormonedecreases during this astronomical phenomenon.
One thing is for sure: the Super Moon on July 13, 2022 is definitely a sight not to be missed! This astronomical phenomenon where the lunar star is closest to planet Earth will not fail to impress you.