This Tuesday, August 1st, Rio de Janeiro's residents and visitors were treated to a dazzling celestial spectacle: the first supermoon of August, also known as the Sturgeon Supermoon. The images captured of the phenomenon are truly impressive and have enchanted everyone. See this photo...
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What is a supermoon?
For those unfamiliar with the term, a supermoon is a fascinating astronomical phenomenon that occurs when the full Moon is in its perigee phase, that is, when it is closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit. This makes the Moon appear larger and brighter than usual, providing a captivating spectacle for ground-based observers.
The magical shades of the Supermoon
In addition to its impressive size, the supermoon can also present different shades, making the experience of observing it even more special. During the phenomenon, it is common to perceive the Moon with a yellowish, orange or even reddish tone, depending on the atmospheric conditions and the horizon.
Get ready for the Super Blue Moon!
But the lunar wonders don't stop there! Astronomy enthusiasts and sky lovers will have one more reason to be excited this month. On August 30th, the Super Blue Moon is expected, another rare phenomenon that does not occur often. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to contemplate the Moon in all its splendor!
Celebrate celestial magic in Rio de Janeiro
For those passionate about astronomical observation, Rio de Janeiro offers spectacular settings to appreciate the beauty of the supermoon. From the beaches to the city's viewpoints, such as the famous Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, there are countless options to experience this unique lunar show.
Take the opportunity to record your own images of the supermoon and share this spectacle with the world on social media using the hashtag #SuperluaRio. Let's join forces to spread the celestial magic that shone over the Marvelous City!
Don't worry if you missed this first supermoon of the month, because the Super Blue Moon is right around the corner, and it will be another unmissable opportunity to be dazzled by the power and beauty of the universe.
So mark your calendar: August 30th is the day to be enchanted by the second supermoon of the month, the Super Blue Moon. Prepare the camera and invite your friends to celebrate this incredible spectacle of light and shadow in the skies of Rio.
Follow the news on our website for more information about astronomical events, observation tips and everything related to the fascinating world of astronomy. Be sure to share this unique experience with all lovers of Rio de Janeiro and the celestial magic that surrounds it. Long live the Supermoon in Rio!