Like all full moons, the recent one that was full on August 10th is called many other names. A common, recently used term for a moon that is this close is supermoon. It is also called the Sturgeon Moon in North America, going back to centuries when this large fish was plentiful in the Great Lakes and Hudson Bay. Other names include the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.
This one that just occurred is this year’s closest supermoon. According to NASA, this full moon will be 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full moons of the year. Astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. The word perigee Astronomers describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month.
Here are a few shots of the moon over two days as it came up in the sky over the mountains and Colorado River near Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona
More photos of some of the cloud formations due to the August Monsoon season in the area.
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