Don’t miss the biggest supermoon of 2022 next week

Don’t miss the biggest supermoon of 2022 next week


We’re finally kicking into the hottest months of the Summer here in the United States. Despite the rapidly increasing temperatures, though, the sky still has plenty of great events to show off. Coming up this month, skywatchers will have a chance to nab a view of the biggest supermoon of 2022, the Buck Supermoon.

Don’t miss the biggest supermoon of 2022

the june 2022 full moon wasn't the biggest super moon of 2022, but it was bigImage source: SN / Adobe

The Buck Moon was named by the Algonquin tribes because July is when young buck deer usually show off their budding antlers. The July full moon has also been known by other names, though, including the Thunder Moon because of the seasonal storms that are often scattered throughout July. No matter what you call it, though, this upcoming full moon is the biggest supermoon of 2022.

As such, you aren’t going to want to miss out on it. The Buck Moon will be visible in the sky when it reaches its fullest point on Wednesday, July 13. NASA says that the Moon will appear full for around three days. That fullness will start early Tuesday morning and last through early Friday morning.

If you want a chance to see the biggest supermoon of 2022, all you need to do is head outside on Wednesday afternoon. You’ll be able to see the Moon the best as it rises around your location. This usually occurs about 90 minutes or so before the Sun sets. However, it will happen a little later as the nights pass by.

What’s a supermoon?

supermoon behind tree
The Moon’s closeness to Earth makes it appear much larger than normal during a supermoon. Image source: muratart / Adobe

As the biggest supermoon of 2022, the Buck Moon is more than just another full moon. It’s basically the fullest and biggest Moon that we’ll see this year. The term “supermoon” was first coined back in 1979. It is when a new or full moon occurs when the Moon is within 90 percent of perigee – its closest approach to the Earth.

Because it’s so close, supermoons often appear brighter, bigger, and fuller than your standard full moon. We’ve already experienced a couple of supermoons this year. And, depending on which outlet you follow, the rating for a supermoon can change as some count them differently. However, as NASA notes, all the major outlets agree that the Buck Moon is the biggest supermoon of 2022.

Make sure you head outside next week to get a glimpse at the supermoon. And, try to keep an eye out on social media for pictures and images capturing this delightful event.

Read More

Latest news

Masego To Embark On North American Tour In 2023

Masego has announced that he is hitting the road in 2023 on his You Never Visit Me tour. Titled...

Alonzo Mourning And Shaquille O’Neal Build “Comebaq Court” For Miami Youth

Shaquille O’Neal and Alonzo Mourning have teamed up once again to bring smiles to Miami. The NBA legends have...

Bill Cosby Slammed With New Sexual Abuse Lawsuit In New York

Five women have come forward in light of the state's new Adult Survivors Act. Mark Makela/Getty Images Trigger warning: This article...

NBA YoungBoy Tells Kanye West “Hold Your Ground” On New Eight-Minute Song

Amidst Kanye West’s recent controversies and companies justifiably turning their backs on him, there have been a few celebrities...
- Advertisement -spot_img

Shaggy, Ciara, And More To Perform At ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ 2022

This year’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show is stacked with performances from old and new favorites. Co-hosted...

ITVX Launch: How the Ad-Supported Service Will Change the U.K. TV Giant’s Streaming Business

At a time when Hollywood giants are refocusing their streaming businesses amid a growing bullseye on profitability, intense competition...

Must read

- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you