On the night of Wednesday, July 13 to Thursday, July 14, it will be possible to observe the “giant moon” with the naked eye everywhere in France, while the satellite will be closest to Earth.
A “giant moon” will illuminate the sky again on the night of Wednesday, July 13 to Thursday, July 14. It will be visible in France for several hours. The phenomenon has been dubbed the “Super Thunder Moon” because it appears in July, one of the hottest and windiest in this part of the world, he explains. TF1 News.
Visible with or without a telescope
This majestic full moon can be admired more than usual after sunset on Wednesday. It will be possible to enjoy this spectacle from July 13 from 10:23 pm until July 14, at 4:52 am. Telescope or binoculars will allow you to better observe the phenomenon, which will still be visible to the naked eye.
As the NASA website says,a super moon “occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time as the moon is full” This time, the moon will be located 357,264 km from our planet.
To make the most of this phenomenon, the sky should be clear, which shouldn’t be difficult Forecast from Meteo France.
guilty on the same night
But this July 13 night will also be an opportunity for more experienced people to witness another rare sight: a comet passing 270 million km from Earth at a speed of 615 km / s. But for this, this time it will be necessary to be equipped with a telescope, our colleagues identified.
For those who missed the Super Thunder Moon, a follow-up session will take place on August 11th. But beware, it will be the last of its kind this year.