Deer supermoon 2022: what is it, why is it called that and when can it be seen?

The month of July surprises us with great astronomical events that you cannot miss, and one of them is the deer supermoon, which has a great particularity unlike other supermoons seen before, because this is the bigger and brighter which comes out during the year.

That is why, in this note we tell you, when and at what time to see this spectacular cosmic event. You can not lose this!

Why is it called a deer supermoon?

This July full moon is so named because, according to Native American traditions, this is the month when new antlers emerge from male deer. According to the space agency POTthis is also called a thunder moon “because of the frequency of thunderstorms during this hot and dry month.”

A supermoon occurs when the Moon’s orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time the satellite is in its full moon phase. Photo: AFP

When will I be able to see the deer supermoon?

To enjoy the full moon we will not have to wait long, because we are a few days away from seeing it and you will be able to see the next wednesday july 13 averaging 18:37 pm in the afternoon. Also, this moon will be known as the hay moon and will be a supermoon because the satellite will be very close to perigee.

When to see the deer supermoon?

Ok, to the portal Time and Datethe perigee of the Moon will take place on June 13 at 04:08 a.m. (Peru time) and the full moon phase will arrive at 1:37 p.m., at which time it will become a supermoon, visible throughout the night.

Why is 2022 the biggest moon?

It has the name of supermoon when the near side of our satellite enters the full moon phase near perigee (the closest point in its orbit to Earth). Because of this, it looks a bit bigger and brighter than normal. Well, the ‘requirement’ for a full moon to be considered a supermoon is to be less than 360,000km of our planet or have reached 90% of the perigee.

The full moon in July 2022 will be a super stag moon. Photo: Tim McCord.

This month, it will occur only nine hours after reaching its perigee, so it will show its maximum splendor when it is only 357,418 km away (the average is 384,400 km), closer than any other of 2022.