The full moon from April 7 to 8 is the largest “Super moon or Pink moon” of the full moon seen this year.
Due to the elliptical orbit of the moon, the distance between the moon and the Earth varies between about 360,000 km and 400,000 km. If the timing of the closest approach and the timing of the full moon are close, the moon looks large. In the case of this year, the moon will approach the earth to about 357,000 km at around 3:09 dawn on the 8th, and it will be a full moon at about 11:35, about eight and a half hours later. In other words, the full moon from “Evening 7th to Dawn 8th” is a super moon.
On the other hand, the smallest full moon this year is October 31. The apparent diameter changes by about 14%, but the size change is hard to see visually. It will be easier to understand if you shoot at the same magnification.
Astro Arts’ concept of “Super moon or BLUE moon” (word usage)
Although the scientific definition is not fixed, AstroArts currently states that the “periphery of the moon (timing at which the moon and the Earth come closest)” and “the moment of the full moon” are within 12 hours (half day) , “The full moon seen before and after that” is referred to as “ super moon.” It is not “this is correct” but “we think like this.”
- The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan does not use the word “super moon” but rather “the largest full moon of the year”. In this case, it happens only once every year regardless of distance and time.
- United States, the term “full moon within a distance of 360,000 km” or “full moon within a certain distance range based on the perigee distance of the moon” is called “super moon”. In this case, more than one full moon in one year may be a super moon.
Data (by NASA) – Super moon or Pink moon
|｜ Date||｜ distance|
|Full moon moment||｜ April 08 11:35||｜ 357,030km|
|The closest approach of the earth center and the moon||｜ April 08 03:09||｜ 356,907km|
|The closest approach of the moon as seen from Tokyo||｜ April 07 23:23||｜ 351,746km|
Distance of the top two is “the center of the earth and the moon center”, is the most under “Earth surface distance of a month-centric”
The closest moment from the full moon (moment) to “moon from Tokyo” is 2:48 on March 10 (350,3082 km) (360,000 from 11:35 on April 8th from Tokyo. 2403km). In this way, the date when the actual full moon (the instantaneous month) is the largest may differ from the Super Moon date.
Full moon for every month have different nameSuper moon or Pink moon
The full moon has various names for each month. In the past, people lived with the phases of the moon, rather than living with the calendar as they do today. This time, I would like to introduce the name of the full moon, which is said to have been used by Native American, which was the source of the American agricultural calendar. You can see that the seasonal change of the full moon has been used as a guide to life such as farming and hunting by turning points.
January: Wolf Moon
In midwinter, the full moon of January was named after the howling of a hungry wolf without food. It seems that Native Americans also used this name in medieval Europe. In addition, it is also called Old Moon (Old Moon) and Ice Moon (Ice Moon).
February: Snow Moon
February in North America has a lot of snow and is named Snow Moon. It is also known as Storm Moon or Hunger Moon. Snowstorms have occurred and snow and cold have shown no food.
March: Worm Moon
Interesting name. The full moon in March, when winter ends and spring begins, is named Worm Moon. When the snow melts, the sun hits the ground and the ground becomes warm, it is like an earthworm coming out of the ground and crawling on the ground. In spring, the emergence of insects from the soil is the same nuance as the “Keiitsu” (written as “surprise emblem” in China) in the 24 seasons used in China and Japan. Shin
Others include Chase and Moon, Chaste Moon, Death Moon, and Crust Moon Ⅽrust Moon. The hard snowy moon is said to mean snow that melts in the daytime light and melts in the snow at night, making the surface harder and harder. It is the scariest pattern when driving on snowy roads. The name of the plant is Sap Moon (sap moon). It’s because it’s time for maple sap to be used as a raw material for maple syrup.
April: Super moon or Blue moon
Northern Native Americans call the full moon in April the Pink Moon. It is said that it is named after a pink flower (phlox) that blooms quickly. It is also called Sprouting Grass Moon, which indicates the time when spring comes and the trees bud all at once. Other names include Egg Moon and Fish Moon.
“The full moon in April brings frost, and when the full moon thins, it rains.” According to another legend, between the full moon and the new moon, it was said to be suitable for tasks such as weeding, mowing, and pruning.
May: Flower Moon
It is called Flower Moon among various countries and ethnic groups. That is the time when so many flowers bloom. Other names include Hair Moon, Hare Moon, Corn Planting Moon, and Corn Moon, and Milk Moon.
June: Strawberry Moon
North America harvests wild strawberries in June. The main varieties bar zinnia in strawberry (Fragaria virginiana), also known as the mountain strawberry or common strawberry. Native to Alaska, Canada and the United States. In Europe, it is named Rose Moon. Also, this month is often the first full moon in summer, and in some areas it is called the Hot Moon.
July: Buck Moon
Buck refers to a stag. The male deer changes horns every year. Native Americans have given this name to the full moon in July, as it was born in July. Another example is the Thunder Moon. This is due to frequent storms in July. It is also known as Hay Moon. This is due to the hay harvest in July.
By the way, do you know what hay is? Often used in stories and animations, it is a dried version of what is called pasture. What kind of grass is that? When I thought and examined it, it was a generic term for several kinds of plants. They seem to plant perennial and perennial grasses such as Orchardgrass (Kamogaya) and Italian ryegrass (Ricegrass) and perennials of legumes such as alfalfa.
August: Sturgeon Moon
The full moon in August was called the Sturgeon Moon, in hopes of a good harvest of the sturgeon caught in the Great Lakes. Green Corn Moon (Blue Corn Moon), Grain Moon (Grain Moon), Red Moon (Red Moon). This seems to have been called because the moon can be reddish in the summer fog.
September: Harvest Moon
You may have heard of the Harvest Moon in September. This is the time of harvesting the crop, the full moon after the autumn equinox. When harvesting at night, it also expresses the full moon in September, where the moonlight helps, and the early rise of the moon. There are also names such as Corn Moon and Barley Moon, but are they both harvest months?
October: Hunter’s Moon
It is said to be a good month to hunt fat deer and foxes during the summer. As in September, the moonlight is especially strong and the time to illuminate is long. Hunters can use the power of the moonlight even in the dark to track down prey that cannot be hidden in the dead fields of trees. Other names are Travel Moon Travel Moon and Dying Grass Moon.
November: Beaver Moon
There are various theories, some say that the name came from the time when Native Americans set up traps to catch the beaver, and others said that the beaver started building a nest for wintering, a so-called dam. It is also called Frost Moon, which has the same meaning as November in Japan.
December: Cold Moon
The full moon in December, when a full-fledged winter comes, is named Cold Moon. It is also called Long Night Moon or Oak Moon, which represents the length of the winter night. Oak is a oak tree. It is easy to process and is used for barrels for furniture and whiskey and wine.
How to watch the Super moon or Pink moon in April 2020
The moon rises on April 7 at around 7 p.m. (the time of sunrise may vary by a few minutes, depending on the observation location) in the east and rises in the sky to the south during the night. On April 8, 2020 at 4.35 a.m. it will officially become a full moon – at this time it will be in the sky in the southwest. Shortly after 7 a.m. (here, too, the time can vary slightly depending on the observation location), the moon sets in the west.Super moon or Pink moon
April 2020 Super moon or Blue moon has an impact on Earth
A super moon is not only beautiful to look at, it actually has an impact on the earth: it triggers spring tides . This actually happens about every two weeks – whenever the earth, moon and sun are in a straight line. The spring tide occurs at full moon (earth between sun and moon) and new moon (moon between sun and earth). This effect is intensified if the moon is at the same time in the perigee , i.e. particularly close to the earth.
The moon will reach its distance from the earth in April 2020 on April 20. Then it is 406,460 kilometers from our planet. On average, the moon is at a distance of 382,900 kilometers from the earth.
Next Super moon or Pink moon
The next Super Moon will not have to wait long for the rest: even the full moon in May 2020 counts with a distance of 366,824 kilometers to the super moons. But no matter how close the moon is to Earth : it is always worth taking a quick look at it when it is in the sky. After all, the Earth would not be the same without the Moon – the Moon affects more than just the tides on Earth *.
Even beyond the super moon, you can observe some things in the starry sky in April. The planet “Venus” is particularly striking as the “evening star” . The falling stream of the Lyrids also falls in April. If you own a telescope, you can try to find the comet “Atlas” near the constellations “Big Dipper” and “Giraffe”. There is currently hope that comet “Atlas” will soon be seen with the naked eye .
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