Many sky spectacles can be seen in June – including the first super moon of 2022. It is the largest full moon this year so far.
Berlin – June 2022 once again has some spectacles in store for astronomy enthusiasts in the night sky. With the summer solstice on June 21st, the longest day and the shortest night of the year is approaching. But the really big astro highlight comes before that: The first super moon in 2022, as it is popularly called. The biggest full moon of the year so far is shown in Germany in June in the night sky, even if it no longer shines in its “full” size.
Super moon 2022: when the full moon in June will be very close to the earth
When will the super moon 2022 come? And when the full moon in June is the whole earth can be explained quickly. The full moon will be around 357,400 kilometers from Earth on the first supermoon in June 2022. This means that the first supermoon of 2022 has come almost 30,000 kilometers closer to our blue planet than other full moons do on average.
|June 14, 2022 at 1:51 p.m. (CEST)||357,658 kilometers|
|July 13, 2022, 03:00 (CEST)||357,418 kilometers|
This proximity ensures that the full moon, in the form of the super moon, appears larger than normal to attentive observers. For this reason, both the media and the vernacular speak of the super moon phenomenon.
Supermoon 2022: So far the biggest full moon in June
But can you really see the super moon in June 2022? The quick answer is a yes. However, you have to make some cutbacks with the biggest full moon of the year so far, since the super moon will reach its full moon phase on June 14, 2022, at 1:51 p.m. Central European Summer Time. This circumstance means for astro fans in Germany that it is the middle of the day and therefore the super moon in June can hardly be seen or not at all. It was already very similar with the total lunar eclipse in 2022, which can hardly be seen in Germany was.
Despite the bad news, is there still a way to see the super moon in June 2022? There are. Because as soon as the moon rises, the full moon no longer shines in its “full” size, and yet the weight loss phase that has already begun will hardly be visible to the human eye. Then, when the full moon in June comes closest to earth as a supermoon, the distance to the blue planet will then be around 357,400 kilometers.
Special Full Moon in June 2022: Supermoon bigger and brighter than others
It remains to be seen whether the super moon will ultimately appear so large or even huge to us. In fact, the special full moon in June 2022 probably pays more into the subjective perception category. Since the difference in size of the full moon is unlikely to be noticeable to a layman, but also to experienced astro fans due to the lack of a comparative value. However, the super moon is significantly brighter than other full moons.
When is the super moon 2022 coming?
The next Supermoon will be visible in the night sky on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The first supermoon of 2022 comes particularly close to Earth at 1:51 p.m. Central European Time. In Germany, the first super moon of 2022 can be observed especially around 03:00 a.m. when the special full moon is very close to earth again.
What is a super moon?
A supermoon is a full moon or new moon that is at most 360,000 kilometers from the center of the earth.
What is special about a super moon?
Because the moon is closer to Earth than usual at the time of a supermoon, the full moon appears about 7 to 14 percent larger in the night sky than on normal lunar days, according to NASA. The difference corresponds to the difference between a one euro coin and a two euro coin. As the surface area increases, more sunlight is reflected off the moon, making it appear significantly brighter.
Because on nights with a supermoon in the sky, the sky appears much brighter to us. The reason: On such nights, the earth reaches about 30 percent more sunlight, which is reflected from the moon towards the earth – and this is due to the apparently larger lunar surface. This makes a super moon shine up to 30 percent brighter.
So if you avoid cities and light sources in June and look up at the sky, the brightness of the super moon could catch your eye.
Full moon in June 2022 is “only” super moon – there is no “red” strawberry moon
In connection with the full moon in June 2022, the strawberry moon is often mentioned. However, the name of the color of the full moon does not refer to its size like the super moon, but rather comes from Native Americans who used the seasons and phases of the moon to track the course of the year. The Algonquin tribe called the full moon in June Strawberry Moon because they could expect strawberry harvest at that time.
Lunar calendar 2022: When is the next full moon? The overview for all moon friends
When the full moon can be seen in the sky in 2022 can be read from the following table:
|Full Moon in January 2022:||Jan 18, 2022 12:48 am|
|Full moon in February 2022:||Feb 16, 2022 at 5:56 p.m|
|Full moon in March 2022:||Mar 18, 2022 at 8:17 am|
|Full moon in April 2022:||April 16, 2022 at 8:55 p.m|
|Full Moon in May 2022:||May 16, 2022 at 6:14 am|
|Full Moon in June 2022:||June 14, 2022 at 1:51 p.m|
|Full Moon in July 2022:||July 13, 2022 at 8:37 p.m|
|Full Moon in August 2022:||Aug 12, 2022 at 3:35 am|
|Full moon in September 2022:||Sep 10, 2022 at 11:59 am|
|Full Moon in October 2022:||October 09, 2022 at 10:54 p.m|
|Full Moon in November 2022:||Nov 08, 2022 at 12:02 p.m|
|Full Moon in December 2022:||December 8, 2022 at 5:08 am|
Full moon in June: when is the next super moon in 2022
If the full moon in June is missed, Astro fans don’t have to wait too long. Because the next super moon 2022, which dares to come very close to the earth as a full moon, will already come in July 2022.
When is the next supermoon in 2022?
The next supermoon is on June 14, 2022. However, due to the time of day, the supermoon will not be in Germany be seen, but only on the following night on June 15th. After June 14th, the next super full moon can be admired on July 13th, 2022. The distance between the earth and the moon is then approximately 364 thousand kilometers.
But first there are other phenomena to admire after the super moon in addition to the full moon in June. For example, the giant star Arcturus can be seen apart from the first supermoon in 2022 in June and with a bit of luck you might be able to see many shooting stars in the night sky again.
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