July 14, 2024

Learn how to see the phenomenon this Tuesday (14).

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To see the Super Moon on Tuesday, just look up at the sky after sunset (Credit: Pexels)

On the night of Tuesday (14), the moon will be bigger and brighter. Because it is the first full moon in June, it is called the big strawberry moon.

This event occurs when the phase of the full moon coincides with the point of perigee, that is, when the moon reaches its closest point to the Earth during its orbit.

“Everything is just a coincidence of cycles,” Roberto del Aglio Dias da Costa, a professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of São Paulo (USP), told National Geographic Brasil.

says astrophysicist Beatriz Garcia, a researcher with the National Science Council Research. and techniques from Argentina (Conicet).

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Garcia warns observers that the Supermoon will be no different in color. “From the name, some people might think that the moon will appear pink or something. But that is not true. What changes is the size and apparent brightness of the moon in the sky, the color will be the same as always,” the astrophysicist said.

To observe the Super Moon on Tuesday, just look up at the sky after sunset. This phenomenon can be observed throughout the night and dawn on June 15. It will be the prettiest spot right after it is born because it will be large and close to the horizon, according to Garcia.

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