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Don’t miss the biggest ‘supermoon’ of the year tomorrow

Anyone who missed the supermoon in June 2022, also known as the Strawberry moon, they have another chance to catch a supermoon tomorrow – July 13, 2022. The much-awaited full moon is also known as the Buck moon, a reference to the time of year when new antlers are growing on male deer or bucks. Bucks shed and regrow their antlers each year, producing a larger and more impressive set as the years go by.

According to NASA, the second Supermoon of 2022 will last up to three days this week. “The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from early Tuesday morning through early Friday morning,” the US space agency said in a statement. July’s supermoon also known as the Buck Moon appears big and bright in the sky because of its closeness to Earth, with the Moon being only 3,57,264 kilometers away from the Earth.

Experts explain a supermoon can appear up to 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than a full moon when it is furthest away from the Earth. The phenomenon will be visible to the naked eye, though the difference in size may be difficult to notice for the average viewer. Visibility will also depend on the weather. There are usually three to four supermoons in a year, and they appear in consecutive order. July’s supermoon will be the second of the year, with the first being June’s.  It will be visible from 6.07pm in the Emirates and can be spotted with the naked eye, but binoculars or a telescope will enhance the viewing experience.

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