The full moon in June 2016 is on the 14th. It will be an extra-large, super moon and most likely flood our streets with light when it rises to a full height above us at 11:37 p.m., according to NASA’s report. This event is called a “perigee.” In other words, the moon will be closer than usual when it reaches its fullest size as we see it from Earth.
Full Moon in June 2016: when is it, how big will it be and when can you see it?
On the 14th of June, at 11.37 pm EST (UTC -0400) a full moon will rise to its maximum height above us. It’ll do so with an extra boost from “perigee,” which refers to the fact that this month’s full moon is closer than usual when seen from Earth. This event has earned the name perigee because according to NASA’s report, or news article on when is a full moon in June information related to it
In terms of timing for those who are keeping track of things like these kinds of events in order to plan their viewing night out, it will be the third full moon of June.
As the highest point in the sky when viewed from Earth, a perigee full moon gives us extra light as we see it from our planet’s surface – and that means you can take some time to enjoy it before heading off for bedtime!
The moon will remain in view all night long for viewers across the planet, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’re so lucky to call Earth home.
The perigee full moon is coming! As our sky’s largest celestial body moves into sight as June rolls on, this month also features a truly rare event: an extra bright perigee full moon when seen from Earth. It’ll do so with an extra boost from “perihe,” which refers to the fact that this month’s full moon is closer than usual when seen from Earth. This event has earned the name because according to NASA’s report or news article on when is full moon information related to it
In terms of distance, this month’s perigee full moon will appear about 14% bigger than when seen from Earth on average.
This 2017 eclipse season is shaping up to be an even more unique opportunity with the “super blue blood moon.” A supermoon occurs when a new or full moon coincides with its closest approach to Earth in orbit (the lunar apogee). The January 2018 event is expected to produce not only a total solar eclipse but also what NASA reports as “a bluer-than-average red coloration of our satellite due to Rayleigh scattering and photoelectric absorption effects”
The moon is called a ‘full moon’ when it’s been illuminated fully by the sun and we can see it in its entirety. Generally, full moons happen on or near the 14th of each month (except for February – more below). We also have new moons – these are where there isn’t any sunlight at all hitting the side of the earth facing away from the sun so that nothing is illuminating our satellite- meaning you can’t see anything when looking up into space on this part of the earth.
There will be another full moon in June 2016 which means that today on 12 March 2016, following what makes up an average monthly cycle here on Earth, we’re due for one. The date varies depending on which part of the world you’re in though, so for instance on 12 March 2016, Australia is due to have a full moon at 11:57 pm UTC+11 and America will see one tonight (12 march) at 04:02 am EST.
The Full Moon takes place when Earth’s natural satellite – the Moon – moves into its nearest position with respect to our planet. This happens twice each month; once exactly when it is a new or dark-but-not-completely new phase – and again when we get that all too familiar fully illuminated side from where we can finally see its entire shape!
June 2016 marks yet another year where there are two total lunar eclipses taking place within months of each other – something that has not happened since December 2011 and the year 2012.
This is also a good time to review when are some other important moons for 2016:
The first quarter moon will take place on February 12, with the third phase of that same month set at March 17. The next Full Moon in June takes place on 11th; it’s just before Mercury reaches its greatest eastern elongation from Earth – which means we’re going to see our closest approach this year! What about total lunar eclipses? There’ll be two more during October 18 and September 16 respectively, so mark those down on your calendar while you still can!