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    The sturgeon supermoon: When to see it

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    The next supermoon – the last of the year – will rise on Thursday night. 

    The sturgeon moon will appear opposite the sun in Earth-based longitude at 9:36 p.m. ET, according to NASA. 

    The rising moon will appear 7 degrees above the east-southeastern horizon. 

    The agency said that the moon will appear full for about three days from Wednesday through Saturday morning. 

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    The moon with the city lights and local fishing boats. The August Sturgeon full moon rises behind the Hortiatis mountain and Thessaloniki city over the sea, skywatchers call it Blue Moon. 
    (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Saturn, which will appear near the supermoon, will be near its brightest for the year.

    The moon’s light will interfere with the Perseid meteor shower, which is expected to peak on Friday and Saturday.

    This is the third-closest full moon of the year. 

    The August Sturgeon full moon rises behind the Hortiatis mountain and Thessaloniki city over the sea, skywatchers call it Blue Moon. 

    The August Sturgeon full moon rises behind the Hortiatis mountain and Thessaloniki city over the sea, skywatchers call it Blue Moon. 
    (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Supermoons are the biggest and brightest full moons of the year. 

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    The term “supermoon” is defined as either a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90% of perigee, its closest approach to Earth. 

    The full moon over Santa Clarita, California, on July 13, 2022. 

    The full moon over Santa Clarita, California, on July 13, 2022. 
    (Credit: NASA/Kevin Gill)

    According to the Maine Farmer’s Almanac, the Algonquin tribes called this the sturgeon moon because of the large fish that were more easily caught this time of year in the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water. 

    This moon is also called the green corn moon.

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    The next full moon will occur on Sept. 10, and is known as the harvest moon.

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