August 14, 2022
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The deer super moon takes place this Wednesday (13)

Posted on 09/07/2022 20:38

(Credit: Eraldo Peres/CB/DA Press)

One of the most beautiful phenomena, the Supermoon of the Deer, can be seen on Wednesday (07/13), from 17:30 (Brasilia time). When looking at the sky, the feeling that the full moon is larger and brighter, this impression occurs because it will be closer to the earth.

A giant moon occurs when it is close to the Earth. This phase coincides with perigee (the time when the satellite is closest that month, in its elliptical orbit). As such, the full moon appears up to 15% larger and 30% brighter, and the first such phenomenon occurred last month.

In practice, this difference may not be noticeable, but images comparing the full moon at different periods are able to more clearly highlight the changes between one phenomenon and another. To enjoy Deer Supermoon, you don’t need to use any professional equipment, just look at the sky.

The first hour after birth is the best time to observe, as the giant deer moon may show different color variations, such as: yellow, orange or reddish, due to interaction with the atmosphere. The next day is also a great opportunity to observe, as our satellite is still working at 100%.

Other phenomena worth appreciating

On the 15th of July, the conjunction of the Moon and Saturn occurs, when the Moon is still very full (90% of illumination), the planet of the rings will join it. As of 21:00, above and to the left of it, Saturn will appear as a golden star of constant brightness.

Between July 18 and 19, the conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter, the second brightest planet, occurs. From midnight of the 18th to the 19th, it will be possible to see Jupiter very soon, above and to the left of the Moon.

Finally, between July 20 and 21, the conjunction of Mars and the Moon, to complete the celestial encounters, the waning Moon can be seen near the Red Planet. As of 2 a.m. on the 21st, the neighboring planet Mars will be directly below the satellite, like a reddish star.