The Buck Supermoon is coming: it will be the biggest and brightest of 2022

The Buck Supermoon is coming: it will be the biggest and brightest of 2022

It will flood at the closest point to the Earth. The event expected for July 13: you can also admire, with the naked eye, several planets and shooting stars

Native Americans called it the Buck Supermoon. It arose when the stag box reached its maximum size, in view of the mating season. This is how we will see our satellite: at its maximum size and brightness. It will be a full Moon in perigee or it will be at the point at the minimum distance from the Earth.

How to see it – On July 13, having reached the position closest to our planet at 11.09 in the morning, it will enter the phase of flooding at 20.37, and then actually rise at about 21.20, in the heart of the constellation of Sagittarius. To be able to observe it, therefore, it will be necessary to wait a few minutes and then just look out the window. The exact moment in which it will be visible on the horizon will depend on local factors including the position of the place where you are and any obstacles, such as the presence of hills towards the southeast. According to NASA, the Moon will appear to us up to 14% larger and up to 30% brighter than last year compared to mini moons and full moons over the course of the year. The event will be visible all night until it sets, which is between 5 and 6 the following day.

The other celestial bodies to admire – In recent months almost all the observable planets have been visible only in the hours preceding the sunrise. In the last days of July, however, Saturn will show itself on the eastern horizon around 22.00. Jupiter will begin to rise before midnight, while Jupiter before 1 am. Jupiter will also be more easily observable.