Here’s when to observe the ‘Super Thunder Moon’ visible this week

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This Wednesday, the astronomical phenomenon will have a very good chance of being clearly visible in the Belgian sky. Here is what time to observe it precisely.

On the evening of Wednesday, July 13, a supermoon – a larger and brighter moon than usual – will be visible in the sky. The phenomenon will be very clearly visible thanks to the favorable weather conditions, the meteorological platform Meteovista said on Monday.

A supermoon is a full moon that appears 7% larger and 14% brighter than a regular full moon. This phenomenon occurs when the moon is at a minimum distance from the Earth. Since this star revolves around our planet on an ellipse and not on a circle, the distance which separates them is not always the same.

Clear sky for starry night

The moon will be closest to Earth at 8:38 p.m. Wednesday, but it will not yet be visible. She won’t get up until 10:30 p.m. and will go to bed Thursday at 4:21 a.m., according to Meteovista. Clear weather will most likely mark the second part of the evening and overnight, with the chance of completely cloudy skies being less than 20%.

When a supermoon occurs in July, it is called a “grain supermoon” because that is the time of year when the first grains can be harvested. It’s also dubbed the “Super Thunder Moon,” with July being one of the least hottest and stormiest months in the Northern Hemisphere.

Another supermoon occurred last month. It was a ‘strawberry supermoon’ as it lit up the sky in June when the strawberries were harvested. The next and final supermoon of the year will light up the night sky on August 11.

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