SUPER MOON. Tonight, the “Super Strawberry Moon” can be seen in the night sky in France and around the world. Here are the most beautiful pictures and explanations of the event.
[Mis à jour le 15 juin 2022 à 11h53] Tonight from Tuesday June 14 to Wednesday June 15, the full moon is the closest to our planet and we see it bigger and brighter than usual, an event dubbed the “Super Moon” but preferred by scientists call it “perigee- syzygy”, when the full Moon is at the point of its orbit closest to the Earth. The position of our natural Earth-related satellite is at a distance of 357,658 kilometers, one of the shortest. For those who have failed to roll their eyes, don’t panic! The next Supermoon is scheduled for July 13th.
Tonight, the conditions are good for praising the Moon. Due to the clear sky, this Super Moon was once very visible in the night sky of France. From the United States to China via Marseille, discovering the most beautiful super moon photos from June 14:
The June 14, 2022 Supermoon occurred at 1:51:46 pm, according to the Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculation (IMCCE). Its observation in France is possible only from the moonrise at 10:36 pm tonight, until 6:08 am on Wednesday June 15.
The event baptized astrologer Richard Nolle’s “Super Moon”, but scientists prefer to call it the “phenomenon of perigee-syzygy”, it occurs when the point of lunar orbit is at the minimum distance from Earth. When is the Moon closest to the Earth? If located at a distance of less than 360,000 km (the average distance between the Earth and the Moon is 384,400 km) according to the Paris Observatory. On June 14, the full moon was about 357,658 kilometers from Earth.
The Super Moon phenomenon can only be seen from countries where it is dark when it passes behind the Earth. The Super Moon can be observed only after sunset, without eyes, using binoculars or a telescope. To observe a Super Moon in the best conditions, you need to equip yourself with astronomy glasses or telescopes, away from atmospheric pollution, or go to one of the clubs of the French Association of Astronomy (AFA) . Look at the map.
To make sure you can observe all the details of the next Super Moon, you need to arm yourself with a telescope or a pair of binoculars and be as far away as possible from the town lights. The Super Moon can only be observed without a telescope when the weather is very good. When observing a Super Moon, the sky should not be cloudy.
In astronomy, this event is called “perigee-syzygia”, the name of the Super Moon unscientiously, because it was an invention of the astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979. “A Super moon occurs when the full moon will coincide when the moon is closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit, a point called a perigee ”, explained the NASA site.
In the Super Moon, so what we mean is the celestial phenomenon that is due to two elements: the only satellite on planet Earth passes closest to us when the moon is full.
Strawberry Super Moon is named by Native American tribes because it coincides with the strawberry season, when it is ripe and ready to be harvested, usually near the summer solstice. On the other hand, it has no red color or fruit shape!
The Super Moon appears slightly brighter and larger than the Full Moon, simply because it is visible on the perigee, at its closest orbit point to Earth, less than 360,000 km away.
Due to the proximity of the full moon to our planet Earth, its effects have a stronger effect on mood, mood and sleep. In fact, as explained in a Swiss scientific study conducted in 2013 published in the magazine Current Biology, “a lunar rhythm can modulate the structure of human sleep”. This means that sleep time is extended by 5 minutes, deep sleep is reduced by 30% and sleep duration by 20 minutes. As a result, the level of melatonin, a hormone secreted during our sleep, which plays a role in mood, is lower, which can lead to anger or even depression.
If lunar eclipses can occur several times a year, the combination of the two events (Super Moon and total eclipse) is unique and produces the so -called blood moon. Many centuries ago, “blood months” were considered a warning of great disasters. Now, we know that this color is due to the projection of sunlight. During a lunar eclipse, it is possible to “see reflections on the lunar surface at all sunrises and sunsets on Earth”, an event that results from “a unique alignment of these three astronomical cycles”, a Professor Jason Aufdenberg at Embry-Riddle. Aeronautics University of Florida focuses on Point.
If a supermoon is declared a blue supermoon, it has nothing to do with its color. It is called so because it is the second full moon in a calendar month. A fact that only happens every 19 years. The last Super Blue Moon is on January 31, 2018. The combination of events, super blue moon and super blood moon, has not occurred since March 31, 1866 and the next will not occur before. January 31, 2037. The use of the term “blue” may be the result of an error in an article in the American magazine of amateur astronomy. Sky and Telescope, in 1946. The article in question was titled “Once in a Blue Moon” and was written by journalist James Hugh Pruett who misinterpreted the Maine Farmers ’Almanac of 1937. And so this confusing expression circulated around the world on the left. it’s time. .! Every two to three years, the year includes 13 full moons instead of 12. So the super blue moon is associated with the number 13. Beliefs from the Middle Ages associate these years with 13 full moons. of natural disasters, but gardeners instead wake up especially in the rainy season. years of poor harvest.
The expression “Super Moon of the Century” should be taken with a grain of salt. The last time our satellite came very close to Earth was in 1948. On November 14, 2016, the Moon has never been very big since 1948. NASA, who is talking about the “super extra Moon”, announced one of the “Most impressive lunar displays of the century.” But if you were expecting to see a very large Moon, you were probably disappointed. “This full moon [était] actually closest to Earth for 2016 […]but its change in apparent diameter [n’était] completely incomprehensible to the naked eye “, explains scientific author Guillaume Cannat in his blog Around the sky. The idea of the” Super Moon “would have been invented by an astrologer forty years ago past, and clumsily used by NASA’s press service, ”he continued. Even if the event is very unusual, Guillaume Cannat warns us about the “extraordinary” nature of his observation.
Mark the date of the next Super Moon on your calendar: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, is scheduled for 8:38 pm in Capricorn. The next Super Blue Blood Moon won’t happen again until January 31, 2037.