Full Moon & Super Moon

Full Moon Rising by Sarah Hall & Colin Campbell


The full Moon this month

This month the Full Moon is on the 22nd. The Moon rises around 16:30 in the North East. This months Full Moon is also know as The Cold Moon.

If you manage to catch a full moon as it rises above the horizon it will appear to look much bigger. Check out the video further down the page that explains why!

No Supermoon this month, scroll down the page to find out more about Supermoons!

This image shows the location of the full Moon at 16:30 on the 22nd of Dec.

This image is a screen shot from Stellarium, a fantastic piece of free software.

Why does the Moon appear larger when it is just rising?


What is a Supermoon & When is the next one?

The next offical Supermoon isn't until 21st Jan 2019!

The scientific name for a Supermoon is Perigee Full Moon. A Supermoon occurs when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth. The Moon will look much closer and brighter.

The Supermoon is normally best viewed as it rises. The best time to view it is when it is just rising, as it will appear to look much larger.

The video to the left explains what a Supermoon is!

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