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Last year’s supermoon will be on August 11, 2022.

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August 11, 2022 is the last change to preview the supermoons of the year. This will be the third and final supermoon of the year.

According to Life Savvy, the moon’s peak is expected to occur at 9:36 p.m. ET and will shine throughout the night.

The other name of the super moon is the sturgeon moon which was named after the sturgeon fish that were caught at this time of the year.

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According NASA, a supermoon “occurs when the Moon’s orbit is closest to Earth at the same time that the Moon is full.”

The moon will appear brighter than normal during the last supermoon.

The moon will appear brighter than normal during the last supermoon.
(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

So what will this look like for us on Earth? The August 11 moon will be slightly brighter than an average day.

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Even though this is the last supermoon of the year, there are also other sightings to catch in August. Travel + Leisure reports that from August 11 to 12, the Perseid meteor shower will happen, but there will also be a full moon that day, which might make it difficult to see shooting stars.

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August 14, Saturn will reach the opposition making it brighter than it usually is. Then, at the end of the month, NASA could potentially launch Artemis 1 on August 29.

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