Everything to Know About August's Sturgeon Supermoon, Including When It Peaks and How to See It
The fourth time's a charm! If you missed the first three supermoons of 2022, have no fear because the fourth and final lunar phenomenon is quickly approaching.
It's sure to be an exciting night for lunar lovers and star seekers alike due to an immense amount of simultaneous celestial activity on the evening of Aug. 11.
Nicknamed the Sturgeon Moon, this month's full moon takes place during the Perseid meteor shower, which is considered "the best meteor shower of the year," according to NASA.
Though the Perseids peak on Aug. 13, the shower started on July 17 and will remain active through Aug. 24.
While the meteor shower poses no threat to viewing the lunar display, the full moon can potentially hinder the visibility of the shooting stars (and fireballs!) due to its intense glow.
The Sturgeon Moon is expected to reach its peak illumination at approximately 9:36 p.m. ET on Aug. 11. Point your eyes to the southeast skies to catch a glimpse of the moon rising.
September's Harvest Moon is the next full moon to take place after August's Sturgeon Moon. It's expected to be full on Saturday, Sept. 10, two days after making another close approach to Saturn.