Full Sturgeon Moon

August 8, 2017 - Supermoon

We have a full moon tonight.  The full moon of Aug is a called a “Sturgeon Moon” after a largest fish in a Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.  The normal stretch between a Earth and a Moon is 239,228 miles, though that stretch varies from 31,200 miles (from 252,700 miles to 221,500 miles).  When a moon is really tighten to Earth, a full moon is infrequently called a “super moon”.  As we write this, a moon is about 244,200 miles from a Earth – or somewhat over divided than average.  (pic. above by Jack Martin).  You can check out this week’s Sky during a Glance where you’ll find engaging information about a stream night sky.  The world Jupiter shines brightly to a WSW in a evening.  You can see dimmer Spica to a left of Jupiter.  Bright Venus manners a early morning before sunup in a East.  Saturn is manifest to a south in a evening.

  We have the Perseid Meteor Shower entrance up.  The best observation will expected be late Friday night.  The best place to demeanour is to a high northeast sky, toward a constellation Perseus.  Here’s a latest from a Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Assn.  They will have a open observation during a Veen Observatory this Saturday night.  Check out a Kalamazoo Astronomical Society and a Muskegon Astronomical Society.

source ⦿ http://woodtv.com/blog/2017/08/08/full-sturgeon-moon/

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