The final Supermoon phenomena for 2022 shone tonight, Thursday. August’s full moon is called “Sturgeon Moon, in addition, this name is taken from the American Native culture.
“The sturgeon moon nickname traces to the Maine Farmer’s Almanac and its listing of Native American names for moons,” Cnet cited NASA’s Gordon Johnston.
This phenomenon occurs when the moon is in its full stage and lies at the nearest point to the Earth, that’s why the size of the moon appears to be bigger with 8% and brighter with 16%.
Regarding the best time for capturing photos of the Supermoon is at the beginning of the night, when the moon starts to shine on the horizon immediately after the sunset.
Sky lovers can spot the climax of the current Perseids meteor showers, in addition, the moon is in alignment with Saturn.
Regarding the most prominent sky events left in 2022, Europe and the Middle East regions will see partial solar eclipse on 25 October and it will be the final solar eclipse in 2022.
The climax of the eclipse will be seen in Russia, and Siberia.
It is worthy to mention that the first partial solar eclipse event in 2022 was observed only in several parts of Antarctica, the southern parts of Latin America, the Pacific Ocean region, and the Atlantic Ocean.
According to Space website, the sky event will start at 18:45 pm GMT, and it reached its climax at 20:41 pm GMT, before its end at 22:37 pm GMT.