Today is the appointment with the most spectacular Superluna of 2022: the concomitance between the Full Moon and the minimum distance from the Earth will in fact make this astronomical event extremely suggestive. The perigee, the point of the lunar orbit closest to our planet, will be reached on the morning of Wednesday 13 July, at 11.09 Italian time, while the phase of the Full Moon will begin at 20.37, about nine hours later.
To be able to admire and photograph our satellite, however, it will be necessary to wait until 21.20, the moment when it will rise above the horizon. This will be the third Superluna of the year, but the first in size. Many events will allow fans to follow the Superluna even from home. The delegations of the Italian Amateur Astronomers Union (Uai) will offer the public dedicated events in their astronomical observatories distributed throughout the peninsula and in other privileged locations for astronomical observation.
Direct web will also be offered by the Virtual Telescope Project, on their website starting at 21.00 Italian, and by the National Institute of Astrophysics (Inaf), which will be broadcast starting at 21.30 on the YouTube and Facebook channels of EduINAF. While the Moon is confirmed as the undisputed protagonist of the July sky, other celestial objects also accompany the show: the so-called ‘summer triangle’, for example, formed by the three particularly bright stars Vega, Altair and Deneb, respectively of the constellations of Lira, of the Eagle and Swan. Another very bright star, which rivals Vega in brightness, is Arturo, in the constellation of Bootes.
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