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Last supermoon of 2022 this week – what is it and how long will it appear?

Many Britons will be heading out for a late-night walk as the UK will see the last supermoon of the year this week.

Full Moon He appears approximately once a month, every 29.5 days. However, there are only 4-5 supermoons per year.

Between 2020 and 2025, we'll only see four supermoons a year, and the final supermoon of 2022 will be his August, coming later this week.

So if you're a big fan of the Supermoon, or just want to see it for the first time, don't forget to head out for an early morning walk on Friday, August 12th.

When is this week's supermoon?

At 1:30 am on Friday, August 12, the last supermoon of the year will appear in the night sky.

On Friday morning, the Moon will appear 14% larger and up to 30% brighter in the dark sky.

What is a supermoon?

A supermoon occurs when the full moon coincides with the point in its orbitclosest to the Earth. This makes the Moon appear much larger and brighter than in normal lunar observations.

Even supermoons can change. The largest moon of the century is predicted to occur in December 2052.

When the Moon is at its farthest point from the Earth in its orbit, it appears a micromoon - much smaller and darker.

How long will the supermoon last?

Moon and Earth
Supermoons occur at the orbital point where the Moon is closest to the Earth

Supermoons appear once a month for four months in a cycle, with this week being the final week.

Sarah Russell of the Museum of Natural History said:

"Then the moon will enter a more distant part of its orbit."

Sarah continued.

When is next year's Supermoon?

As we near the end of this Supermoon cycle, the next Supermoon is not expected to begin until August 2023.

So if you want to catch the last Supermoon of the year, have your alarm ready at 1:30 AM. Hold on. On Friday, August 12, enjoy seeing the Moon appear larger and brighter than usual.

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