The full Sturgeon Supermoon put on a dazzling display across the globe as it rose on Thursday night.
The name originates from Native Americans as it occurs around the end of the summer and the beginning of harvest time when tribes in certain regions would catch sturgeon fish in large numbers.
Supermoons occur when the Moon is full while coinciding with its “perigee,” or the point when its orbit brings Earth’s natural satellite closest to the planet, and appear nearly a third brighter than normal and over a tenth bigger in size.
The Sturgeon moon is the considered to be fourth supermoon in a row after the Buck moon in July, Strawberry moon in June and Flower moon in May.
Also, for those who enjoy a heavenly show, the Perseids meteor shower, one of the most popular of the year, will peak Thursday night into Friday morning.
The next supermoon won’t be until August 2023, according to NASA.
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