This year, with the third penumbral lunar eclipse in 2020, space fans may have seen the full moon in July darker than usual.
When? July 5
August: St Fish Moon
North American tribes usually catch St fish during this time, but they are also collecting grain and corn, so they are sometimes called “grain moons.”
This full moon appears in the same month as the Perseid meteor shower, with its highest peaks on August 12 and 13.
This year, the black moon (the third new moon in a season of four new moons) will also occur on August 1
When? August 3
September and October: Corn Full Moon and Harvest Month
It is in September that most crops are harvested before autumn, and this full moon will bring light to farmers, allowing them to work longer at night. Therefore, it is most often called the harvest month, and some tribes also call it the full corn month, barley month or fruit month.
However, Harvest Moon is the name of the first full moon closest to the autumn equinox. Although the “harvest moon” usually falls in September, it falls in October about once every three years due to the timing of the astronomical season.
In 2020, the autumnal equinox will be on September 22 and the nearest full moon will be in October. Therefore, the full moon in September is called the corn full moon, and the first of the two full moons in October is the harvest month.
When? September 2 and October 1
October: Hunter’s Moon
When people plan ahead for the cold months of the future, the full moon in October symbolizes the ideal time for hunting, as the grains eaten become fatter. This full moon is also called the travel moon and the dying grass moon.
In 2020, the hunter’s moon is also a blue moon because it is the second of two full moons that occur in October.
When? October 31
Total lunar eclipse
When the moon moves into the shadow of the earth, a total lunar eclipse occurs, also known as a “blood moon.” At the distance of the moon, this shadow looks like the bullseye is in the center of the dart target.
The shadow of the umbra slowly spread on the lunar disk until it was completely swallowed. You might think that the moon will disappear from sight at this time, but this is usually not the case. The earth’s atmosphere is like a lens, refracting or bending the red light of the sun to fill the originally dark umbra. This causes the moon’s normally bright white tones to turn to deep orange.
Space fans will remember that the last total lunar eclipse filled the sky on January 21, 2019. All in all, the celestial spectacle-also a full moon and a super moon-lasted five hours, eleven minutes and 33 seconds, and reached its peak. At 5:12 am.
Although the next total lunar eclipse will not take place in the UK until May 16, 2022, there will be three pre-month lunar eclipses on January 10, June 5, and July 5 this year.
This type of lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the outer part of the earth’s shadow (also called a penumbra), causing the surface of the moon to slightly darken. Therefore, it can easily be mistaken for a normal full moon, and unlike a total lunar eclipse, it is difficult to notice or observe.
Once in the blue moon
Is this famous phrase related to the moon? Okay, yes. We use it to refer to things that rarely happen, and the blue moon rarely happens.
The monthly blue moon is the name of the second full moon, which occurs in a calendar month, usually every two to three years. In 2020, the Hunter’s Moon on October 31 will also be the blue moon because it is the second full moon in October.
The seasonal blue moon describes one-third of the four full moons that occur during the astronomical season. In 2019, the plum blossom month is a seasonal blue moon.
There are many other satellites-how much do you know?
Full moon: We all know what these are. They come once a month to light up the sky at night.
new moon: Sometimes called the invisible stage because it is usually not visible in the sky. At this time, the sun and the moon are aligned, and the sun and the earth are on opposite sides of the moon. As a result, the side of the moon facing the earth is completely in darkness.
Black Moon: Most experts agree that this refers to the second new moon in a calendar month, while some experts use this term to describe the third new moon in a four-crescent season. The last black moon occurred on August 19, 2020.
Blood moon Also called a total lunar eclipse. The shadow of the earth cast a reddish light on the moon, a rare combination of a lunar eclipse and the closest full moon of the year. In January 2019, Britain has a spacecraft, and the next spacecraft will appear in South America, North America, and parts of Europe and Africa on May 16, 2022. British space fans will not be able to see each phase of the lunar eclipse, but when the moon appears orange-red, it should be able to see it completely.
What is a super moon?
Did you look up at the night sky and see the full moon so close that you can almost touch it? Well, you may have discovered a super moon.
The impressive scene occurs when the full moon is at the point closest to the earth in its orbit. To us people on earth, it looks 30% brighter and 14% brighter.