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For photography lovers, the gazelle moon lights up Jordan from Sunday evening to Tuesday

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publish date 2023-07-02 12:21:15

Compass – The sky of the Arab world and the world will witness on (July 3) the full moon of Dhu al-Hijjah, and it will be the third giant full moon and the closest to Earth this year, and the giant July moon will illuminate the earth’s sky tonight in what is called Deer moon.

The moon will reach its peak brightness on Monday, July 3, but it will appear complete to the naked eye over a period of 3 days, starting from the evening of Sunday, July 2, until Tuesday, July 4, and the moon will be at the closest point of the moon to Earth, the “perigee point.” The average distance between the full moon and Earth is about 238,900 miles.

The moon will reach full moon, Tonight, the supermoon will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter. Compared to the full moon at its farthest from the earth (apogee).

How does the moon appear full moon?

The full moon (full moon) occurs in the middle of every lunar month when the sun, earth and moon are in perfect alignment, and because the moon’s orbit is inclined about 5 degrees from the level of the earth’s orbit, the sunlight falls entirely on the side of the moon facing the earth, so the moon appears fully lit.

The full moon of July is also called the “deer moon.” Why?

give a name “deer moon” or (Buck Moon) on the July full moon by the Algonquin Natives of what is now the northeastern United States. The full moon got its name because during this period the male deer, known as the buck, sprouts its velvety antlers.

There are other names for the full moon that occurs in July: Thunder Moon, because of the frequent thunderstorms in early summer. In Europe, the full moon is called the Hay Moon, as it coincides with the hay-gathering season, or the Grain Moon in the United Kingdom.

How often does a supermoon occur?

Since a full moon is considered a supermoon if its distance from Earth is equal to or greater than 90% of the distance from aphelion to perigee, it turns out that there can be more than one supermoon each year. In some years the supermoon event repeats three times, or four (like this year), and in a few cases (like in the years 2029 and 2033) there can be as many as five!

Retired NASA astronomer Dr. Fred Espenick has created a website that provides listings of all the supermoons from the years 2000 to 2100. (Website via this link).

The supermoon does not affect the Earth except for the tides

The giant full moon does not affect the globe, with the exception of the tidal phenomena. Every month, on the day of the full moon, the earth, the moon, and the sun are organized, and this causes tides that are larger than usual. The high tide rises exceptionally, and the lowest tides occur exceptionally. The full moon will be close to the perihelion point, this phenomenon will emerge, but the effect of the moon at perihelion is small, but it may affect in the event that there are coastal storms encountered at this time, which will exacerbate coastal floods.

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