Calendrier de la pleine lune: Quand est la prochaine pleine lune?

SPECTACULAR full moons illuminate the sky every month.

After January’s stunning Wolf Moon, here is a run down on when to gaze up in 2022 – and why.

The Wolf Moon rising over Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire

The Wolf Moon rising over Ely Cathedral in CambridgeshireCrédit: Bav Media

Quand est la prochaine pleine lune?

A full moon appears fully illuminated from earth during a specific lunar phase.

This happens once every 29.5 jours, meaning there are 12 full every yearthough sometimes there can be 13.

Each has is defined by its own unique name and when it appears.

Pour 2022, c'est:

  • janvier 17 – Wolf Moon
  • février 16 – Snow Moon
  • mars 18 – Worm Moon
  • avril 16 – Pink Moon
  • Peut 16 – Flower Moon
  • juin 14 – Strawberry Moon
  • juillet 13 – Buck Moon
  • août 11 – Sturgeon Moon
  • septembre 10 – Harvest Moon
  • octobre 9 – Hunter’s Moon
  • novembre 8 – Beaver Moon
  • décembre 7 – Cold Moon

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Why is there a full moon in the middle of the day?

You may have wondered why you can often see the moon in the middle of the day, particularly when it is full.

It turns out the answer is actually incredibly simple: the moon and stars are always somewhere in the sky, we just can’t always see them.

The sun is so bright during the day that it candrownout the light from the moon and stars, but on darker days the moon can shine.

But the reason it is not always visible during the day is all down the the positioning of the moon and whether it is reflecting enough light to be as bright, or brighter, than the blue sky.

After a full moon, when Earth is roughly between the sun and the moon and appears illuminated, comes a morning moon.

What is a super moon?

UNE super moon is an impressive sight where the startlingly bright moon looks so close you could almost touch it.

It is a combination of two different astronomical effects and happens when a new or full moon coincides with a perigeethe moon’s closet point to Earth in its monthly orbit.

A moon has to come within 90 per cent of its closest approach to Earth to be formally defined as a super moon.

This is relatively rare, occurring just a few times a year.

Dans 2022, there will be a super moon on June 14 and on July 13.

On these days, the moon will appear up to 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter.

Learn the different phases of the moon