The Moon Sturgeon: the superluna-filled month of August

What is the Moon Sturgeon and when can we see it? Why is this superluna is called so?

We're going to see very soon with the only goal of you enjoy more of your astronomical observations during the month of August.

🌕 The Moon Sturgeon

The Moon Sturgeon or Superluna Sturgeon, depends on the perigee.

In the middle of the phenomena moles that are presented every year, August has one of the dates more expected in the calendars of the fans, the superluna sturgeon.

For the full Moon of August we can call it the Superluna Sturgeon is required to match the closeness of our natural satellite to the Earth in its elliptical orbit; that is to say, which is located in the point called perigee.

This phenomenon produces a full Moon bigger than usual and, when observed in the night sky, it seems to have a slight color red when it is low on the horizon.

The peculiarity of this phenomenon is that the Moon is in its phase full, but it looks bigger and brighter than usual.

If this superluna add them to the spectacle of The Perseids, sure you enjoy a lot an August full of events and enjoyable for any astronomer or an amateur astronomer.

What is a superluna?

The superluna occurs when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit. Known as superluna because it looks bigger and brighter than usual.

In particular, the superlunas tend to occur during the full moons, when the moon is brightest.

This makes them especially easy to detect, which allows you to see the bright and big they are.

If you have the chance to see this, don't miss it. Looking for the time and enjoy it with peace of mind.

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✅ Why is it called a Moon of Sturgeon and other names?

Moon the Sturgeon is one of the names by which it is known for the Full Moon of August.

His name is a direct reference to the sturgeon is a fish that used to abound in lakes and rivers in North America and it is presumed that it is a coincidence because August is a time popular for fishing of sturgeons.

Other names for the full Moon of August

In addition, it is also known by other names such as Moon of the Corn and Luna Lynx.

So, to the Moon Sturgeon also known as Moon of the Cornbecause it is the time that farmers start planting seeds to prepare for the fall harvest.

Finally, the Moon Sturgeon is also known as the Luna Lynxgiven that it is often sighted in the regions of the north at this time of year due to their appearance curved.

But, just the same as the call because the important thing is that, this Full moon in the month of August, is an opportunity to celebrate this gift of the nature that allows us to enjoy the sky in a special way and very bright.

Photo of the full Moon in the darkness of the night on the sea, and with a background full of stars. In this article by reference to the superluna of sturgeon.
Full moon August-Sturgeon.

📆 When do you see the superluna Sturgeon?

On the night of Thursday, August 11 of this year, is the full Moon known as Moon the Sturgeon, so I already have an appointment with the sky.

In addition, this year 2022, the Perseids (a rain of meteors year during the months of July and August) reached its peak between the 11th to the 13th of August, but coincide with a full Moon or even better a superluna the 12th day of the same month. 

But nothing happens if you lost because next year, and the following, you'll be able to see her again. I leave the dates:

What night is the Moon, Sturgeon?

Mounted image with silhouette of a full moon and a sturgeon in the river. Has overprinted the text: Moon Sturgeon.
  • In 2022, the 11th of August.
  • In 2023, the 1 of August.
  • In 2024, the 19th of August.
  • In 2025, the 9th of August.
  • In 2026, on the 28th of August.
  • In 2027, the 17th of August.
  • And, in 2028, the 5 of August.

👀 How to better observe this Moon Sturgeon?

Easy, look to it with the naked eye because it is the most simple and natural, without lenses through.

To view details more closely, you can use a few binoculars astronomical 10×50 or the type 15×70.

But it is not necessary to do anything special, but enjoy it better if you follow these tips:

Look for dark areas with little light pollution because you will get to see better the position of the Moon in the sky.

And accompanies his journey through the sky. You will not get the same impression when it rises from the horizon to when it is at its zenith, around the top, or wear.

Is there any risk associated to see a superluna?

I include this question here because there are those who are asking the question...

But any superluna can be observed with peace of mind and without any caution, because there is no risk to the view, or possible damage to the eyes.

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