If you are one of the frequent observers of the moon, you may notice that it is slightly larger and somewhat brighter on Tuesday nights and Wednesdays.
The Society for Astronomy of the Caribbean (SAC) explained that the Moon’s orbit is not round, but slightly elliptical or oval, so sometimes it is slightly closer and brighter.
He said it was the biggest and brightest moon this year. It is called a supermoon because the perigee or point closest to Earth corresponds to almost its entire phase.
“We can say that we will have two nights of Supermoon because on both Tuesday and Wednesday it will be more than 99 percent glowing,” the academy said.
Today, Tuesday, is the full visible night that the moon will appear in the east-southeast and we will appreciate it from 6:20 pm to 7:00 pm, depending on the visual barriers we have towards the horizon.
“On Tuesday the moon starts to be visible even in daylight, and when Wednesday night is already awake, some may feel that it will be even more enjoyable from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm,” he said. At the same time the system promised that the light reflected by the moon would be remarkable for illuminating the patio of our apartments on both nights.
One of the highlights of this week’s Supermoon is that during sunrise on Wednesday, the Moon will be relatively aligned “behind the Earth” relative to the Sun, causing a total lunar eclipse for some parts of the planet.
The eclipse will be best seen from Hawaii and the Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand, while part of the eclipse will be visible at sunrise from the western United States.
“We make it clear that we do not know the eclipse from Puerto Rico, but next year, on the night of May 15, 2022, we expect a spectacular total eclipse of the moon to be seen from all over the island,” said Eddie Irisari, SAC’s vice president.
In the meantime, we can appreciate Supermoon tonight, and if the clouds do not allow you to see it, remember that this time nature offers you a “rain test” on Wednesday.