MEXICO CITY (appro).– On the night of June 31, the blue supermoon can be observed in the sky, a natural phenomenon that will occur again in 14 years. The phenomenon is known as perigee because Earth’s natural satellite is at its closest orbit point to our planet and is in full phase.
“During this event, because the full Moon is a little closer to us than usual, it appears especially large and bright in the sky,” explained the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
National Geographic explained on its website that the term “blue” to define this full supermoon is because it occurred in the same period of time, that is, the first one was, precisely, the first day of the month.
According to NASA, the Moon does not turn blue at night, but “on rare occasions small particles in the air, either smoke or dust, can cause the Moon to appear bluish,” he said.
The natural phenomenon will begin on Wednesday, August 30, starting at 7:36 p.m., in Mexico and its viewing will depend on the weather conditions in each country. The next super blue moon can be seen until the year 2037.
It’s called a supermoon because it looks bigger than any other day because of its closeness to Earth, although the difference in size isn’t as exceptional as it sounds.
“You probably won’t notice a huge difference in size. When the Moon is closest to Earth, a supermoon appears 14% larger than when it is furthest from the planet.
Many superstitious people believe that this supermoon gives abundance or love to those who perform rituals.