Supermoon… Rosa Moon on Sunday 23rd June

Supermoon… Rosa Moon on Sunday 23rd June

Write down this date: Sunday 23rd June. It’s the day, or better, the night of the perigee full moon. Not just the simple lycanthrope moon, but a Supermoon, the biggest and greatest of all 2013.

This full moon is not only the closest and largest full moon of the year. It also presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013.  In terms of distance, the moon usually is 382.000 Km far from Earth, but this time we’re talking about 356.991 km, so deserving the name of SUPERMOON.

The last supermoon occurred on 6th May 2012, and we have to wait until 1st August 2014 to see the next perigee, which, at this point, means the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month.

But what’s the main feature of this supermoon? What we’re going to see is a big rosa satellite thanks to its particular low position on the horizon, so its rays have to follow a longer path crossing the atmosphere on our planet. In this way, we will recognize not only blue radiations, but also red ones.

Nose up for all space fans all over the world for the show, because this Rosa Supermoon will be visible to the naked eye, better during sunset or sunrise…