The last supermoon of the year will rise tonight (Aug. 11) and will be visible online in the early hours of Friday (Aug. 12) as it shines above Rome’s historic skyline.
Weather permitting, the Virtual Telescope Project will begin full moon Live broadcast Friday (Aug. 12) at 01:30 am EDT (0530 GMT). You can see the last one Super Moon year Project website (opens in new tab) Or here at Space.com.
“Seeing the full moon, especially when it’s ‘super’, rising/setting over Rome is a unique sensation,” said project founder Gianluca Masi. wrote in a statement (opens in new tab)“Our satellite hangs above the glorious skyline of the Eternal City, with its glorious monuments, adding their magic to the experience.”
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The August full moon, known as the Surgeon Moon, will occur on Thursday (Aug. 11) at approximately 9:36 pm EDT and 6:36 pm PDT (Friday 0136 GMT). This occurs when the Moon is within 90% of its closest approach the earthstep would make it a “supermoon”. Fred Espanak (opens in new tab)An eclipse specialist and retired NASA Astrophysicist.
We have already witnessed Three Super Moons This year, in May, June and July.
Surprisingly, supermoon streaks like the ones we’ve seen this year aren’t particularly uncommon. Espanak’s Website (opens in new tab).
If you’re looking for binoculars or binoculars to view the last supermoon of the year, here are our guides Best binoculars deals And this Best binoculars deals now can help. But remember that during a full moon, the moon and sun are opposite each other, and sunlight hits the moon head-on. Therefore, making out specific features on the lunar surface in detail can be tricky due to the lack of shadows.
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