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.